Kwara State Government has warned principals and private school owners in the state not to collect the third term school fees from parents and guardians even as the 2020/2021 academic session commences on 5th October, 2020.
A release made available to News Hub Mag! and signed by the press secretary of Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development (MOEHCD), Mr. Yakub Kamaldeen Aliagan, said the State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimah Bisola Ahmed disclosed this during a stakeholders meeting held at St Anthony Secondary School on Friday.
The Commissioner who reminded the gathering that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the 5th October, 2020 as the beginning of 2020/2021 academic session stressed that no school under any disguise should collect third term fees. She suggested that rather schools should organized revision classes and placement examination within two weeks of resumption.
Represented by the Director, Quality Assurance Bureau, Mrs Comfort Abioye, the Commissioner disclosed that Basic Education Certificate Examination will start on Tuesday 6th, October, 2020 while Common Entrance will hold on 17th October, 2020 respectively.
Hajia Ahmed therefore enjoined all schools to comply with the Covid-19 guidelines in order to flatten the curve of the pandemic and avoid contraction among students.
The Commissioner also said the swapping of principals to curb examination malpractices will continue in both BECE and the forthcoming NECO examinations.
In her own words, “Principals in public schools will be swapped to other schools to monitor and supervise exams. This will allow external invigilators to do their work effectively and efficiently.” She stated.
News Hub Mag! reports that the approved Kwara State School Calendar for 2020/2021 academic session is as follows:
First term session begins on 5th October 2020 to 18th December, 2020 while second term kicks off on 4th January, 2021 to 31st March, 2021.
The third term session begins on 26th April, 2021 to 30th July, 2021.
News Hub Mag! further gathered that the 2021/2022 academic session will begin as follows: First Term kicks off on
20th September, 2021 to 17th December, 2021.