Oyo cancels third term — promotion now based on first, second terms assessments

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Oyo cancels third term — promotion now based on first, second terms assessments

The third term, 2019/2020 session, for schools in Oyo state has been cancelled.

The decision was reached after the state executive council meeting held on Tuesday.

In a statement issued after the meeting, the state also disclosed that promotion exercise for students and pupils would be based on first and second term continuous assessments.

“The Oyo State Executive Council at its meeting today, 21st of July, 2020, has approved the academic calendar to guide resumption of schools and other associated educational activities in the state,” the statement read.

“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.”

Pupils in primary six and students in JSS 3 and SSS 3, who had resumed on July 6, will go on holiday beginning July 30, before resumption for their examinations.

The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for JSS 3 students has been fixed for August 10 to 18, 2020; competitive entrance examination into the schools of science will take place on August 19, 2020; placement/screening test for JSS1 will hold on August 20, while placement test into technical colleges has been fixed for August 28, 2020.

Meanwhile, SSS 3 students will resume “as soon as WAEC announces the date”.

For the 2020/21 academic session, the calendar approved by the state executive council is as follows: First term, September 21 to December 18, 2020; second term, January 11 to April 9, 2021; third term, May 3 to July 30, 2021.

“The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology enjoins all stakeholders and members of the public to take note of the details of the academic calendar,” it added.