States Government Reacts to Decision to Shun WAEC

Raphael Olakunle, Ogun State

States advised:- Don’t enrol students for WASSCE if FG schools are not participating.

State governments across the country have been advised not to go ahead and enrol their schools for this year’s West African Senior Secondary School Examination, WASSCE, if the Federal Government-owned schools are not going to take part in same.

This advice is coming from the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, and the National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria, NAPTAN, who positioned that it will not only distort the education sector but will also create chaos that may be very difficult to solve.

The National Treasurer of the NUT, Mr Segun Raheem and the National President of NAPTAN, Haruna Danjuma, said this in separate chats to one of our sources.

Raheem said there was a stakeholders’ meeting with the Federal Ministry of Education and other government agencies concerned with the COVID-19 pandemic in which NUT was present, and where it was agreed that anything that would lead to chaos should be avoided.

We all know that education is on the Concurrent List in the Constitution and that is why when the Federal Government said its schools would not open now, and advised the state governments to key into that. NUT has asked every state chapter to look into the peculiarities of their states and be guided accordingly.

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