The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has embarked on industrial action with effect from school resumption. The national President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Ugwoke who spoke on behalf of JAC in Abuja disclosed that the leadership of SSANU and NASU were under tremendous pressure by its principals thus, “a strike action has been declared to commence effective from the date of resumption of work after the lifting of COVID-19 lockdown.
Lagos State government in conformity with the announcement of Federal Government directing students in exit classes in Nigeria to resume on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, said that all the SS3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) students in day and boarding schools can resume on Monday, August 3, 2020. Making the information public on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Education in the state, Folasade Adefisayo, stressed that only those mentioned (SS3 and Technical Study Three (TEC3) students) are permitted to resume to allow them to revise classes preparatory to their forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Federal Ministry of Education through the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba has stated that students may be asked to sit for the General Certificate Examinations (GCE) which is usually held in November as the country may fail to meet up with this year’s West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) timetable due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the country.