The Lawmakers at the lower chamber in the National assembly has appealed to the Federal government to rescind its decision on the cancellation of the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.
The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services, Prof.Julius Ihonvbere who made the appeal on Friday 8th of July accused the federal government of not informing all the necessary stakeholder in the education sector before taking the bold step of cancelling the WASSCE exams.
“He did not inform the country if this was in agreement with other West African leaders or in consultation with the examination bodies, the state governments and other stakeholders in the education sector.“The Minister did not also inform the public if the decision was the outcome of a meeting with all State Governments that are in charge of all but the Unity Secondary Schools that are owned by the Federal government”
Ihonvbere while speaking further said the House Committee disagrees with the Honourable Minister and believes that reconsideration is urgently needed to save Nigeria’s educational system.
Naija News recalls that on Wednesday 8th of July 2020, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, informed the Nigerian citizens that the yearly WASSCE exams have been cancelled, citing safety concerns because of the raging Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.