The Kaduna State Government has directed secondary schools to open on August 18, to enable Junior Secondary School III students.
This was announced in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Muhammad, on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the decision to reopen schools for JSS III students was to allow them write their 2021 National Examination Council Basic Education Certificate Examination (NECO BECE).
The statement read: “The Kaduna State Ministry of Education has approved the resumption of JSS III students who are scheduled to write the 2021 National Examination Council’s BECE between Aug. 23 and Sept. 6, 2021.
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“Secondary Schools are hereby directed to resume operations ONLY for JSS III students with effect from Wednesday 18th August 2021 and to inform the students to appear in mufti.
“Schools are expected to strictly comply with the above directives.“
Okay.ng recalls that the State Government had on August 9 directed that all primary and secondary schools should remain closed until security situation in the state improves.