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3rd Term For School Students In Oyo Has Been Canceled – Seyi Makinde

Seyi Makinde

Seyi Makinde

The Oyo State Executive Council, headed by Governor Seyi Makinde has scrapped the 3rd term of the 2019/2020 session for primary and secondary school students.

The council recently approved a new academic calendar to guide the resumption of schools and other associated educational activities at a recent meeting.

According to a recent statement, the first term of the 2020/21 academic session will now commence on September 21, and end on December 18, 2020, while the second term will take place between January 11, 2021, and April 9, 2021; while the third term will take place between May 3, 2021, and July 30, 2021.

The statement added that SSS 3 students will resume for their examination as soon as the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) announces a date for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

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