ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government has reviewed the resumption date for the 2020/2021 third term academic session by one week.
The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, after a joint education stakeholders meeting, held in his ministry in Asaba, the state capital, said that the extension became necessary in view of the public demand and need for pupils/students to readjust adequately before resumption.
According to him, “considering the fact that third term is loaded with considerable curricular and extracurricular activities, the one week extension became quite apt.”
Mr. Ukah stated that students in the boarding houses in the schools would resume on Sunday, April 18, 2021, while classes would commence on Monday, April 19, 2021.
He further said that the date for the commencement of all state examinations had equally been shifted, adding that the Cognitive/Placement Examination would hold on Saturday, June 5, 2021, while the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) would hold from Monday, June 7, 2021 through Friday, June 11, 2021.
Those that attended the meeting were the representative of the Chairman of the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB), Chief Christiana Etaluku, Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Honourable Sunny Ogwu, representatives of executive councils of All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPS), National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria (APSON), Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON), among others.