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Secondary School Exit Classes to Resume August 4 for WAEC Exams Starting August 17

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Secondary School Exit Classes to Resume August 4 for WAEC Exams Starting August 17
Secondary School Exit Classes to Resume August 4 for WAEC Exams Starting August 17
Secondary School Exit Classes

The Ministry of Education has announced that exit classes in Secondary schools across the nation will reopen for academic activities on August 4.

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A statement released this afternoon July 27, by the Director of Press, Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, says students in exit classes are to resume immediately after the Salah breaks so they can take their WAEC examinations scheduled to begin August 17.

Goong said this decision was taken at the virtual consultative meeting of the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education in the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Proprietors of Private schools, and Chief Executive of Examination bodies.

The Federal government had initially suspended the reopening of schools due to the increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Read the statement from the Ministry of Education below;

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WAEC Shifts 2020 Exams to September

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WAEC Shifts 2020 Exams to September

The Federal Government and West African Examination Council (WAEC) have agreed to shift the date for the commencement of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from the August 4th to September 5th, 2020.

This was announced by the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, on Friday.

He explained that this decision was the outcome of a meeting between the Federal Government and West African Examination Council (WAEC).

The COVID-19 concerns were reiterated when the federal government team, led by Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, met with the WAEC officials in Abuja.

In line with this agreement, the federal government issued a statement yesterday, saying the WAEC “is considering shifting the date of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).”

A statement signed by the Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, quoted the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba as saying “this as a result of a meeting which held on Monday.”

However, according to the statement, discussions will continue with four other countries to determine a new date for the examination.

Goong added that schools had been given till July 29, 2020, to ensure that their facilities are ready for resumption in line with the guidelines issued by the ministry of education for safe reopening of places of learning.

The ministry said a decision would be taken after the July 29 deadline on resumption of schools for all categories of learners.

“We have consulted widely with stakeholders in the sector, including commissioners of education in all the states of the federation, the Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria,(APSON), National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, (NAPPS), Provosts of Colleges of Education, Rectors of Polytechnics, Vice-Chancellors of Universities, some State Governors, and development partners,” Nwajiuba was quoted as saying.

 

“On WAEC, we met with WAEC on Monday and have agreed to further consult with four other countries on new examination date.

 

“We appreciate the concern shown by all stakeholders and note the divergent views expressed on the matter.

 

“Parents should rest assured that the safety of our students and teachers is paramount as we work assiduously towards the speedy reopening of our schools for the exit classes to take external examination.

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What You Must Know About Bank Verification Number

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What You Must Know About Bank Verification Number

What You Need to Know About Your Bank Verification Number

 

Bank Verification Number (BVN) was created to reduce fraud and other financial irregularities in the banking system.

 

Most people think you can be defrauded using BVN. The shocking truth still remains; “You cannot be defrauded through your BVN”.

This is because BVN was implemented as a medium through which proper identification like name, address, fingerprint, picture, phone number and other personal details of a client can be verified.

 

It is one person per BVN, as you are not eligible to have more than one BVN. Your BVN holds the history of your online financial transaction. Therefore, you should only use it within your financial transactions with the Bank.

 

BVN cannot be used to access funds or transfer fund, it is not replacing your bank account.

 

Transferring money from your bank account can only be done if you expose your ATM card number and your pin, and not through BVN…. please take note of this!

 

Be free to fill paper or online forms where BVN is required, but DO NOT give your PIN number or ATM Card details whatsoever.

 

A fraudster will only use your BVN to have access to the information concerning you.

With that information, they call or send you a text, while disguising as if from your bank, insurer or any financial institution.

 

This is to win ward off any suspicion, because only your bank is expected to have access to such info. The scammer demands for your PIN or ATM card number.

 

So don’t panic if you already give out your Bank verification number to someone, just make sure you save your ATM card details

 

Beware and stay protected from fraudsters.

 

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Schools Will Reopen Soon But No Specific Date – Minister of State for Education ‘Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba’

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Schools will reopen soon but no specific date – Minister of State for Education,Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has disclosed that there are plans to soon reopen schools nationwide, however, it won’t happen in two weeks as being speculated in some quarters.

Nwajiuba, made the clarification on Thursday during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, following rumours going round that the Federal Government would reopen schools in the next two weeks.

Nwajiuba said there is no exact date yet for schools to resume, adding that schools will be reopened after they are ”resourced properly”.

“We all are seriously interested in reopening and I believe we will reopen soon. But I can’t confirm what your children said that we will reopen in two weeks. The issue around reopening has nothing to do with the availability of the schools or not. It has to do with national governance. The idea of shutting down the schools has nothing to do with the schools per se.

You heard the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the SGF, keep saying it is a national response. It is a single national response and everything we do flows from that.

When they determine, I’m sure you have seen all the experts here, that there is the measure of safety to which we can expose our children, we will gladly do that. We are watching and we are working with all bodies within and outside the country.

The five countries of West African Examination Council (WAEC) are meeting and I just came out of a meeting with African Union (AU) Ministers of Education, everybody is concerned as you are. We hope to reopen very soon. This morning, I met with the Ministry of Science and Technology. We are looking at putting a system in place that can disinfect every child as he goes into a school and disinfect him as he goes out.

If we resource our schools properly we can begin to reopen. But we must be able to ensure that the children go in safe and come out safe and not become a conduit for further infection in society.” he said

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