BREAKING: Oyo State Cancels Third Term, Defies FG, Rolls Out Academic Calendar


The Government of Oyo State has approved the cancellation of the third term for the 2019/2020 session with students promotion to be based on their academic performance of the first and second terms.

The state’s executive council arrived at the decision and was announced by the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye.

Olaleye also said that students in Primary 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 will proceed on holiday from 30th July, and resume for their examination later.

A statement by Olaleye noted that SSS 3 students are to resume for their examination as soon as WAEC announces the date.

JSS3 students will resume for their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), from 10th to 18th August.

Also, the Competitive Entrance Examination into the Schools of Science will hold on 19th August, while Placement/Screening Test to JSS1 will hold on 20th August.

Tests for placement into Technical Colleges is scheduled for 28th August.

The new 2020/2021 academic calendar as approved by the state shows that first term spans from 21st September to 18th December, second term will be from 11th January to 9th April, 2021, while third term will run from 3rd May to 30th July, 2021.

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