Federal Government overturns resumption of schools, says no WAEC exam for now

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The federal government has amended its earlier statement on school resumption.

Furthermore, it also said no Nigerian school will engage in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier slated for August 5 to September 5.

This year’s examination, administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), suspended indefinitely in April after they planned it to begin in May.

They postponed it after they shut the schools down across the country to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

However, Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced during a media briefing on July 6 that the examination will now take place between August 4 and September 5.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, speaking to State House Correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting

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presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, said Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said last year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) may not return to school contrary to the earlier announcement.

Mr. Adamu said the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) cannot deduce the resumption date of schools for Nigeria.

He said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to dangers or problems.

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