PRESS RELEASE JSS3 STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR NECO BECE EXAMS TO RESUME FROM MONDAY, 10TH AUGUST, 2020

PRESS RELEASE
JSS3 STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR NECO BECE EXAMS TO RESUME FROM MONDAY, 10TH AUGUST, 2020 – LASG

Further to the earlier pronouncement issued by the Lagos State Government, directing SS3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) Students in the State to resume on Monday, 3rd of August 2020 to enable them revise and sit for their forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and NABTEB, the State government has also directed the JSS3 students who are registered for National Examination Council (NECO) Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to resume from Monday, 10th August, 2020.

This disclosure was made by the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo in her office at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday.

According to the Commissioner, “Only those students who are registered for NECO BECE which is scheduled to commence on the 24th of August, 2020 are permitted to resume.” She noted that other JSS3 students awaiting to write BECE organized by the Lagos State Examinations Board would soon be informed of the scheduled dates of their examination.

The Commissioner stated that administrators of both public and private schools are expected to ensure full compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines for schools re-opening in their respective schools as the State Government’s officials will be on ground to monitor situations in all schools across the State.

While urging students to be fully prepared for the forthcoming examinations and devote more time to their studies, the Commissioner explained that government has made appropriate arrangements to make learning conducive and the conduct of the examination successful.

She however urges students and members of staff to adhere strictly to proper hygienic guidelines and ensure the provision of sanitizers, wash hand basin, thermometers and other essential items in public and private schools across the State, stressing that the washing of hands, wearing of face masks and the maintenance of social distancing must be adhered to.

Kayode Abayomi
Head, Public Affairs
Ministry of Education
7th August, 2020

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