The Ministry of Education has announced that on August 4, exit classes will be reopened for academic activities in secondary schools across the country.

A statement released this afternoon July 27, by Press Director, Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, says students in exit classes are to resume immediately after the Salah breaks so that they can take their WAEC exams scheduled to start August 17th.

Goong said that this decision was taken at the Federal Ministry of Education’s virtual consultative , the 36-state commissioners of education, the Nigerian teachers’ union, private school operators, and the chief executive officers of the exam bodies.

Originally, the Federal government had postponed reopening of schools because of the rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Read the statement from the Ministry of Education below: