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Oyo govt cancels 3rd Term in schools, releases 2020/2021 academic calendar

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Oyo State Government says it has cancelled Third Term for the 2019/2020 school session as promotion of students for all affected classes will now be determined by First and Second Term Continuous Assessments.

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The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, announced the decision after the State Executive Council meeting in Ibadan, on Tuesday.

He said 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.

According to the commissioner, Pry-6, JSS-3 and SSS-3 students will proceed on holiday from July 30 and resume for their examination as would be announced.

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He said Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE, would be held between August 10 to 18.

The commissioner added that: “Competitive Entrance Examination into the Schools of Science- 19th August.

“Placement/Screening Test to JSS one- 20th August.

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“Placement Test into Technical Colleges- 28th August.

“The SSS-3 will resume for their Examination as soon as WAEC announce the date.”

He said the 2020/21 academic session, as approved by the State Council, is: “First Term- 21th September to 18th December.

“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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