The Federal Government, through the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has debunked the news that is the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and other final examinations may hasten up the school resumption, saying the schools in Nigeria will not be resuming any moment from now until it is safe to do so.
According to Vanguard news, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu made the statement while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the 7th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting led by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Contraryto the widely spread news earlier, the minister made it clear that no students, including those preparing for Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE), will be allowed to resume too soon until it is safe to do so; saying, he would rather prefer that the students lose an academic year than exposing them to dangers m
Meanwhile, some states have announced the resumption of schools, but the minister has appealed to such states to reconsider their decisions and avoid putting the lives of the young ones in jeopardy.
WAEC which was supposed to be written in May and was later postponed till May, as part of an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 has being misquoted by many to determine the schools reopening, but Adamu, while briefing the press today, Wednesday 8th July, Adamu reinstated that no schools under the supervision of the Ministry of Education will be opened on August 4, as earlier rumored and not even any moment from now.
The rate of infections going up will not allow any school to get reopened too soon, according to the Minister of Education. He said WAEC will not determine for them and so, all schools will still remain closed till further notice.
Read what the minister said: “Yesterday (Tuesday), we called on stakeholders who will tell us the situation and the way it should be done for it to be safe. While the meeting was going on, WAEC announced that they are starting examinations. Let’s see who they are going to start with.
1. Do you think the school reopening is taking too long and the government should reconsider its decisions on shutting down the schools till further notice?
2. Between losing an academic or risking exposing the students and pupils to dangers, how do you think the government should best go able to handle this matter?
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