Oyo Government’s executive council has approved a new academic calendar to guide resumption of schools and other academic activities in the state.
Abeyanews recalls that academic calendar nationwide was disrupted on account of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in the country forcing schools to shut down abruptly.
Rising from its meeting, Tuesday, the council also cancelled Third Term 2019/2020 session as well as promotion of students, just as all affected classes will now be determined by their First and Second Term Continuous Assessment.
Other decisions reached at the meeting include that; 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) fixed for August 10 to 18, 2020; Competitive Entrance Examination into the Schools of Science- 19th August 2020; Placement/Screening Test to JSS1- 20th August 2020.
The council also agreed that; Placement Test into Technical Colleges should hold on 28th August 2020; the SSS 3 will resume for their Examination as soon as WAEC announce the date; the 2020/2021 academic session.
The calendar approved by the State Council will see; First Term to run from 21th September to 18th December 2020; Second Term-11th January to 9th April 2021; and Third Term-3rd May to 30th July 2021.