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Oyo Cancels 3rd Term In Schools, Releases 2020/2021 Academic Calendar



Oyo State Government has cancelled the third term of the 2019/2020 academic session for primary and secondary schools in the state.

According to the state government, students would be promoted based on their academic performances in the first and second term of the suspended session.

Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye, the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, said the directive formed part of decisions reached at the State Executive Council meeting held on Tuesday.

He noted that the state government has also approved the academic calendar to guide resumption of schools and other associated educational activities for the 2020/2021 session in the state.

Olaleye expressed that students in terminal classes, including Primary six, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3, are to proceed on holiday from July 30 and resume for examination in the revised academic calendar.

The commissioner stated:

The Oyo State Executive Council at its meeting today (yesterday) 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.

He added;

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 commissioner enjoined all stakeholders and members of the public to take note of the details of the academic calendar.

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