Ø Schools to re-open in Ibadan today
The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Sunday, October 25, 2020, announced the indefinite postponement of the ongoing Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE).
The disclosure was made in a press statement that was issued by NECO’s Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani yesterday. This is coming barely 2 days after the examination body had put on hold all her 2020 school certificate activities due to the curfew and closure of schools in some parts of the country.
Sani, in his statement, said that the board’s decision to postpone the exams indefinitely is due to the current security challenges, occasioned by the #EndSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country.
Meanwhile, Oyo state has directed schools in Ibadan to resume normal academic activities from Monday. The state governor, Seyi Makinde gave the directive through the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, yesterday.
He said the new directive followed review of the situation in Ibadan metropolis, expressing appreciation to youths who have been cooperating with security operatives to maintain peace.