Oyo State Government has approved a new academic calendar to guide the resumption of students in primary and secondary schools for the 2020/2021 academic session.
According to the calendar released by the state’s Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye, the Oyo State Executive Council at its meeting on Tuesday resolved to cancel the third term for the 2019/2020 academic session due to COVID-19 disruption.
The council also resolved that the promotion of students to the next classes will now be determined by their First and Second Term Continuous Assessment.
It was further decided that students in Primary 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 will proceed on holiday from 30th of July and resume for their Examination as follows;
Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) – 10th to 18th August 2020
Competitive Entrance Examination into the Schools of Science – 19th August 2020
Placement/Screening Test to JSS1 – 20th August 2020
Placement Test into Technical Colleges – 28th August 2020
The SSS 3 students will resume for their Examination as soon as WAEC announce the date.
The 2020/21 academic session, according to the calendar approved by the State Council is as follows;
First Term – 21st September to 18th December 2020
Second Term – 11th January to 9th April 2021
Third Term – 3rd May to 30th July 2021
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology enjoined all stakeholders and members of the public to take note of the details of the academic calendar.