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NANS Reacts to Cancellation of WAEC

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has opposed the decision of the federal government to suspend WAEC. The association reported that it’s a fraudulent act.

The association said the federal government has taken money from the students for WAEC examinations. The association said the money should be refunded.

The Ondo Chapter made this statement during an anniversary of the death of some students 8 years ago.

Speaking at the event, Babatunde Akinteye of the NANS Joint Campus Committee Ondo axis, said the cancellation of the exams was anti-people.

Babatunde Akinteye also supported moves to sack the present minister for education.

He said,

“Many parents have paid for their children to write the exam and now it has been cancelled. No one is talking about returning the money they already paid.”

“In Ondo State, for instance, the government no longer pays for students to write the exam. The parents bear the cost. Since the federal government has decided to cancel it, who now bears the loss? That is why we are saying their action is fraudulent.”

Babatunde further condemned the closing of schoools, he lamented that it has affected a lot of people.

He urged the federal government to rather provide safety measures that’ll ensure safety of students than closing schools.

“Education is the bedrock of every society. We cannot open our markets, churches and mosques and shut down schools. We need to know the best ways to live and still contain the ravaging virus,” he said

He spoke about the death of the student leaders, the NANS chairman recalled that they died on their way from an award ceremony in Abuja in honour of former Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

He lamented that the state government had not specifically recognized none of the late student’s leaders. Akinteye advised that automatic employment be given to the siblings or spouses of the deceased.

Thw deceased are: Dapo Awopegba, President, FUTA Student Union Government (SUG) ; Akintola Abiodun, President, Adeyemi College of Education SUG; Aremo Olugbenga Olabode, NANS Vice President (External); and Akinlosotu Oyinkansola, President, Ondo State School of Midwifery SUG.

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