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Lagos State Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 students who are registered for the National Examination Council (NECO)’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) are to resume on Monday, the state government has said.

Commissioner for Education Folashade Adefisayo said on Friday that only those students who are registered for NECO’s BECE scheduled to begin on August 24 are permitted to resume.

Mrs Adefisayo also said that other JSS 3 students waiting to write BECE organised by the Lagos State Examinations Board would soon be informed of the scheduled dates of their examination.

“Only those students who are registered for NECO BECE which is scheduled to commence on the 24th of August, 2020 are permitted to resume,” she said.

The commissioner said that administrators of both public and private schools are expected to ensure full compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines for schools re-opening in their respective schools.

She said state officials would be monitoring situations in schools across the state.

She encouraged students to be fully prepared for the forthcoming examinations and devote more time to their studies.

Adefisayo urged students and members of staff to adhere strictly to proper hygienic guidelines and ensure the provision of hand sanitiser, wash hand basin and thermometers.

She further stressed that the washing of hands, wearing of face masks and the maintenance of social distancing must be adhered to in schools.

The government had earlier directed Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) students to resume on August 3, to enable them revise and sit for their forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and NABTEB.

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