The Delta State Government has reviewed the resumption date for third term of 2020/2021 academic session by a week extension.
The extension of the supposed resumption date of 11th April, 2021 came after a joint stateholders meeting at the ministry’s education conference hall, Asaba on April 1.
A statement by the Commissioner in charge of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, after the meeting said that the extension became necessary in consideration of the public demand and need for pupils/students to readjust adequately from the holidays.
According to him, considering the fact that third term is loaded with considerable curricular and extra curricular activities, the one week extension became quite apt.
Mr. Ukah stated that boarders would now resume on Sunday, April 18, 2021, while classes would commence on Monday, April 19, 2021.
Furthermore, Mr. Patrick stated that the date for the commencement of all state examinations have equally been shifted, adding that the Cognitive/Placement Examination would hold on Saturday, June 5, 2021, while the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) would hold from Monday, June 7, 2021 to Friday, June 11, 2021.