Latest news coming from the office of the Presidency is that the Federal government has called on all Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 students who are resuming, to pay their third term school fees without delay.
As you are already aware, the COVID-19 shut down most activities in the world, including Nigeria. All Nigeria schools were shut down, starting from March 2020 to guard against the spread of COVID-19, resulting in massive disruption of the normal third term’s academic activities.
However, the Nigerian Federal government, which has 104 colleges (Unity Schools) spread across the country, said students in exit classes, i.e (JSS3) and (SSS 3), who are expected to resume on Monday (today) will show evidence of school fees payment for the interrupted term.
“A lot of issues have been raised by concerned bodies and parents, and the question arising often is the issue of school fees. Whether or not students should pay the third term school fees, and whether JSS 3 will have to resume on Monday. The answer to both questions is “YES”.
“The federal government is directly all students resuming for their exit classes to pay their third term fees where they have not yet paid. JSS 3 students are mandated to resume school as from Monday, 3rd August, so they can do their revision preparatory to their forthcoming Junior Waec examination.
According to the Director of Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Ben Goong, who said:
“We have to make these clarifications quickly because Monday is the reopening date for all exit classes.”.
The Ministry of Education had on Wednesday, the 29th of July, issued a statement in Abuja detailing various dates for earlier suspended national examinations.
Part of the statement is quoted below: “The West African Examination Council (WAEC-SSCE) has been scheduled to commence on the 17th of August, 2020, while the National Business and Technical Examination Board, (NABTEB) examinations will start on the 21st September, and end October 15th, 2020.
“While the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for SS3, which is conducted by NECO, is scheduled to commence from the 5th of October, and end on the 18th of November, 2020.
“The Basic Education Certificate Examinations, (BECE) which is the qualification examination for JSS 3 students into Senior Secondary school, which is also conducted by NECO, will start on the 24th of August and end in September 7th, 2020.
“Finally, the National Common Entrance Examination, (NCEE) which is a one-day NECO examination for intending applicants into Unity Colleges (JSS1), has been scheduled to run in-between the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations i.e. on Saturday, 17th October 2020.”
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