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The Edo State Government has embarked on state-wide broadcast classes for students in Senior Secondary School (SS 3) preparing for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and National Examinations Council (NECO).

This measure, according to the government, became necessary following the disruption in academic activities due to the ravaging Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic across the country, leading to the closure of all educational institutions.

The state Commissioner for Education, Mr. Jimoh Ijegbai, in a statement issued in Benin, said the classes/lessons would be televised daily from 12noon to 1p.m on the state-owned television station, the Edo Broadcasting Service (EBS).

The Commissioner, however, added that the move was part of the state government’s efforts and directives on stay-at-home at curtailing the spread of coronavirus ravaging the country.

Ijegbai said: “Edo State Ministry of Education in collaboration with Edo State Broadcasting Service (EBS) and the Academic Staff Union of Secondary School (ASUSS) is organising a television programme for students in Senior Secondary School (SS), particularly those writing the 2020 May/June/July West African Senior School Examination (WASSCE) and National Examinations Council (NECO) for the year.”

According to him, the students will be taught Mathematics on Monday and English on Tuesday, while Physics, Biology, Geography, Civic/Economics and Chemistry will be televised on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively.

The Commissioner further urged parents and guardians to draw the attention of their children and wards to avail themselves the window of opportunity during the stay-at-home period.


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