Nigerian Government gives the new update on WASSCE

Nigerian Government gives the new update on WASSCE

The Federal Government (FG) has said that it was not yet safe for academic activities to return to schools across the country.

The Minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while addressing journalists

at the end of the eighth virtual federal executive council meeting, on Wednesday.

Nwajiuba also revealed that WAEC is consulting with other West African countries to look at shifts in date for the 2020 WASSCE.

The FG had ordered the closure of schools since March to curtail the spread of coronavirus.

Despite demand by the House of Representatives for the reopening of schools to allow students to

write the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE),

Nwajiuba said academic institutions would remain closed till they assure adequate safety

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He said after a review; the ministry discovered that it would be risky for schools to resume partially amid the rising number of coronavirus cases.

“We are still meeting with parents over that, we are not confident, yet that everywhere is safe,

the number of COVID-19 infections from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is still very alarming,

and we have presented this to parents and all stakeholders in the education ecosystem,” Nwajiuba said.

“We are still meeting with them; in fact,

there is a stakeholder meeting slated for Monday next week.

“WAEC on its own part is also negotiating with other West African countries to look at possible shifts in date,

and once they are through with that meeting and hopefully when we are also through with the consultations

if there is any change in the ministry’s position, we will communicate,” he said.

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