Nigerian govt reverses resumption of schools, says no WAEC exam for now!

The federal government has reversed its earlier announcement on the resumption of schools.It also said no Nigerian school will participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 5 to September 5.

The education minister said that final year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be allowed to return to school contrary to the earlier announcement. Mr Adamu said the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) cannot determine 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.” Schools under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Education will not reopen on August 4th or any time soon. Our schools will only open when we believe it is safe for our children and that is when the situation is right, not when the number of COVID-19 infection is going up in the nation.