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As academic activities resume in Kwara State, Principals and private schools owners have been warned not to collect third term fees from parents and guardians.

The 2020/2021 academic session begins on Monday, October 5th, 2020. This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatima Bisola Ahmed, at a stakeholders meeting held at St’ Anthony Secondary School, in Ilorin, on Friday.

She reminded the stakeholders that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq had approved October 5th,2020, as the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic session.

Hajia Ahmed warned that” No school should under any disguise, collect third term fees.”

According to her, ” Schools should rather organise revision classes and placement examinations within two weeks of resumption.”

The commissioner, who was represented by the Director, Quality Assurance Bureau, Mrs Comfort Abioye, disclosed that Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE, will start on Tuesday, 6th, October 2020, while the Common Entrance Examination will hold on 17th, October 2020.

She urged all schools to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols to avoid the transmission of the virus among students.

The commissioner further explained that “The swapping of Principals to curb examination malpractices, will continue in both BECE and the forthcoming NECO examinations.

“Principals in public schools will be swapped to other schools to monitor and supervise examinations.

“This will allow external invigilators to do their work effectively and efficiently,” she declared.

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