The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed that schools controlled by the Ministry of Education will not take part in the scheduled 2020 WAEC exams. This was made known by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamuafter the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
He also said, final year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be allowed to return to school contrary to the earlier announcement.
This equally means that no Nigerian school will participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 3 to September 5.
According to him, WAEC cannot predict the reopening of schools and stated that at the moment, there is no date for the re-opening of schools. He said that none of the schools under his ministry will resume until schools are considered safe.
The Minister urged the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the state governments to reconsider their decision to open for exams. He said he would prefer Nigerian students to lose an academic year to expose them to dangers.
He also debunked an earlier report that claimed that the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, announced that schools will be resuming on August 4, 2020. Adamu said that the Minister of State must have been misquoted as the schools under the supervision of the ministry will not be opening on August 4 or anytime soon.
Parents and school owners are very shocked may the new development.