Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, which has kept school in active for over 4 months now, the governor Seyi Makinde led govermnent of Oyo State has now cancelled the third term for 2019/2020 academic session in all primary and secondary schools in the state.
Based on this development, students would be promoted based on their academic performances in the first and second terms of the suspended session.
The directive formed part of decisions reached at the State Executive Council meeting on Tuesday.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, said students in terminal classes, including Primary six, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3, are to proceed on proceed on holiday from July 30 and resume for examination in the revised academic calendar.
Olaleye said: “The Oyo State Executive Council at its meeting today 21st of July 2020 has approved the academic calendar to guide resumption of schools and other associated educational activities in the State.
“According to the approved calendar, Third Term 2019/2020 session has been cancelled and promotion of students, for all affected classes, will now be determined by First and Second Term Continuous Assessment.
“Pry 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 will proceed on holiday from 30th of July and resume for their examination as follows;
“Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)- 10th to 18th August 2020. Competitive Entrance Examination into the Schools of Science- 19th August 2020.
“Placement/Screening Test to JSS1- 20th August 2020. Placement Test into Technical Colleges- 28th August 2020
“The SSS 3 will resume for their examination as soon as WAEC announces the date.
“The 2020/21 academic session, according to the calendar approved by the State Council is as follows;
“First Term- 21th September to 18th December 2020. Second Term- 11th January to 9th April 2021. Third Term- 3rd May to 30th July 2021.
“The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology enjoins all stakeholders and members of the public to take note of the details of the academic calendar.”