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Oyo cancels third term of academic session



OYO State Government has canceled the third term of 2019-2020 academic session due to coronavirus infection

  Oyo State Executive Council at its meeting approved the academic calendar to guide resumption of new academic year, schools and other associated educational activities in the State.

 Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, M r Olasunkanmi Olaleye made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday.

 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.

 Also stated by Olaleye are that pupils in Primary 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 will go on holiday from July 30, and subsequently resume for their examination.

 In the statement, SSS 3 students are to resume for their examination as soon as West Africa Examination Council (WEAC) announces the date.

 According to the statement, JSS3 students will resume and sit for Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) from August 10 to 18.

  Also, the Competitive Entrance Examination into the Schools of Science will hold on August 19 while placement/screening test to JSS1 will hold on August 20.

Placement test into technical colleges is fixed for August 28.

The newly approved 2020/21 academic session calendar indicates that first term spans September 21 to December 18, second term will be from January 11 to April 9, 2021, while third term runs from May 3, through July 30, 2021.

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