The Federal Government says Nigerian students will not write West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE 2020).
Naija News reports that the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
The Education Minister said he would prefer Nigerian students to lose an academic year to expose them to dangers as Coronavirus continues to spread in Nigeria.
Apart from the final year secondary school students in Nigeria not participating in the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations, the Minister also said there is no date for school resumption yet.
Meanwhile, this is coming after the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, had announced two days ago that the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination will hold between August 4 and September 5, 2020, amid Coronavirus in Nigeria.
“From the 4th of August to the 5th of September, please take note. Last week the Chairman of the PTF announced that school facilities will be available for those who want to go into revision classes.
“The idea here is that we have a whole month from now till then, those who can and those who are willing; the states who are willing should make their schools available for their children to revise.
“We have done the most we can with our representatives at WAEC and we have, this afternoon, confirmed that the dates allotted for the exams will be from the 4th of August through to the 5th of September,” the minister had said.