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Lagos private schools to resume in August ahead of WASSCE

West African Senior School Examination

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools in Lagos State has stated that private schools would resume on August 3 and participate West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in September.

This was revealed by Amusa Olawale, the President of NAPPS (Lagos Chapter). According to him, the Lagos State Ministry of Education had given them permission to resume provided they meet the necessary health requirements.

“In the last meeting the South-West governors had with the commissioners for education, they are still working on how WASSCE would be conducted in September, because if these pupils don’t sit the exam, the 2020/2021 session will be seriously affected.”

“We had a meeting with the Director General, Quality Assurance, Lagos State Ministry of Education and we shall be resuming on August 3. We have been given clearance for reopening of schools but if a school does not have the requirements, they may not be allowed to resume. For this reason, we also set up NAPPS quality assurance committee to go round and ensure our members meet up with these requirements,” he explained.

Olawale also revealed that 65% of its members benefited from the loan given to Small Medium Scale Enterprise by the Federal Government.

“We facilitated the granting of FG N50bn palliative loans to 65 per cent of our members during the lockdown and just three weeks ago, we were credited,” he stated.

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