Sierra Leone will temporarily reopen schools next month to allow registered students to sit for the public examinations, the government announced on Thursday.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MoBSSE) set the reopening date for July 1.
Three public examinations will be conducted within the period: the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSEC), the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and National Primary School Examinations (NPSE).
While WASSCE students transition to college and university, BECE students transition to Senior Secondary level, and the NPSE students to the BECE level.
Sierra Leone shut down schools on March 31, after the country recorded its first case of Covid-19.