The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says pupils in primary six will no longer have to sit for any exam this year before proceeding to secondary school.
The governor, who stated that the move became necessary as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, said affected school children would be graded on their previous performance.
“Pupils in primary six will be graded by their already recorded Continuous Assessment (CA) to pass over to secondary schools,” the governor said in a tweet on Saturday.
While saying schools will be reopened for Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 students on 3 August, 2020, to enable them prepare for mandatory public examinations, the governor lamented the negative impact of COVID-19 in the state.
“This year, COVID-19 has disrupted our businesses and schools. For our students in SSS3 and TEC3, we have some important news.
“In line with the updated guidelines from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, they will resume on August 3 to prepare for mandatory public exams.
“This resumption will be strictly monitored and must follow established public health guidelines and protocols in the State. The permission to re-open only applies to day-schools. Boarding activities are excluded.
“Instructions for JSS3 will come soon as we continue to consult.
“Our tertiary institutions are to continue their online academic activities which are at various advanced stages,” the tweet from the governor’s handle, @jidesanwoolu, said.