Education

FG withdraws Colleges From 2020 WASSCE, Reverses Schools Resumption

OKEKUNLE SUNDAY, IBADAN

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education, announced on Monday that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has fixed the commencement of the examination for August 5.

The examination was initially postponed indefinitely to check the spread of COVID-19.

He also appealed to state governments who have agreed to reopen schools to reconsider the action due to the COVID-19 situation.

“I appeal to state governments that have announced schools’ resumption to reconsider it.

I think it’s not safe, Let’s protect our children,” he said.

Adamu also appealed to WAEC to reschedule the examination because
of the pandemic.

But speaking with state house correspondents at the end of the virtual federal executive council meeting presided over by President
Muhammadu Buhari, Adamu Adamu, minister of education, said schools
under the control of the federal government will not participate in the examination.

He also appealed to state governments who have agreed to reopen schools to reconsider the action due to the COVID-19 situation.

Nigeria had a total of 29,879 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday evening.

The brings the reversed its earlier decision to reopen schools, and withdrawing students of Unity Schools from the West African
Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) scheduled for August 5 and September 5.

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