Oyo state govt cancels third term session; to base promotion to next classes on first and second term continuous assessments

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By linda Ikeji

The Oyo State Executive Council has approved a new academic calendar to guide the resumption of schools and other associated educational activities in the state.

According to the approved calendar, Third Term 2019/2020 session has been canceled and the promotion of students, for all affected classes, will now be determined by First and Second Term Continuous Assessment.

A statement from the state government reads in part

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 announce 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

Schools have been closed nationwide since March as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

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