Governor Seyi Makinde cancels 3rd term …releases 2020/21 academic calendar

Oyo state government has announced the cancellation of 3rd term calendar for students in all Primary and Secondary schools in the state due to Covid-19 crisis. Governor Seyi Makinde announced the decision in a statement by the state commissioner for education, Olasunkanmi Olaleye. 

Olaleye said the decision was reached during the state executive council meeting at the government house in Ibadan adding that the 2020/21 academic session will begin on September 21 and end on July 30, 2021. According to the commissioner, Pry-6, JSS-3 and SSS-3 students will proceed on holiday from July 30 and resume for their examination as would be announced. 

He said Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) would hold between August 10 to 18. The commissioner added that: “Competitive Entrance Examination into the Schools of Science- 19th August. “Placement/Screening Test to JSS one- 20th August. “Placement Test into Technical Colleges- 28th August. The SSS-3 will resume for their Examination as soon as WAEC announce the date.” 

the 2020/21 academic session, as approved by the State Council, is: 1st Term – 21th September to 18th December. 2nd Term- 11th January to 9th April 2021. 3rd Term- 3rd May to 30th July 2021.

The commissioner enjoined all stakeholders and members of the public to take note of the details of the academic calendar.

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