School closure: Kaduna approves resumption for JSS3 students


The Kaduna state government has approved the resumption of students in Junior Secondary Schools 3 (JSS III) to enable them write the National Examination Council Basic Education Certificate Examination (NECO BECE).
The examination is scheduled for Monday, August 21 to Monday, September 6, 2021.
The commissioner for education, Dr. Shehu Mohammad disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Kaduna.
The statement said only students in JSS3 should resume school on Wednesday, August 18 and should not appear in uniform.
The three paragraphs statement reads: “The Kaduna State Ministry of Education has approved the resumption of JSS III students who are scheduled to write the 2021 National Examination Council Basic Education Certificate Examination (NECO BECE).
“The exams will be conducted from Monday, 23rd August, 2021 to Monday, 6th September, 2021.
“Secondary schools are hereby directed to resume operations ONLY for JSS III students with effect from Wednesday 18th August 2021 and to inform the students to appear in mufti.
“Schools are expected to strictly comply with the above directives.”
The state government, had on August 6, 2021, announced  indefinite postponement of school resumption till further notice, following security advise on the operations against bandits and kidnappers terrorising residents.
The bandits who have been targeting schools, are currently holding in captivity, the remaining 80 students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna, who were abducted on July 5, 2021.


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