Written by Godfrey AKON
FG gives int’l schools leeway to conduct 3rd term exams online
The Federal Government has said private schools running international curriculum are free to conduct their third term examinations online.
Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwumeka Nwajiuba, stated this in Abuja while fielding questions from journalists at the daily press briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19.
Nwajiuba explained that some private schools are licensed to run foreign curriculum essentially for the children of expatriates and diplomats.
The clarification became necessary as schools across the country remain shutdown in an effort to prevent further transmission of COVID-19, pending a federal government directive to reopen when it is safe.
"Schools that operate or run a foreign program in Nigerian and whether they can test for their own third term exams, truly they should and they can," the minister said.
According to him, the approved curricula are targeted at satisfying the ability of such children to be able to re-join the school system of their home countries at the time of need.
"If such schools are able to host online classes for the curriculum they operate and they choose to use the period to cover their syllabus, it is permitted.
"We have not said people should stop learning," he said.
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