Available facts are indicative that Nigerian students who have registered for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) may not write the exams as the federal government has reversed its earlier decision to reopen schools.
TheCable is reporting that the federal government has withdrawn students of Unity Schools from the WAEC exams scheduled to hold from August 5 to September 5, 2020.
Although minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba, had earlier announced that the examination would commence on August 5, 2020.
But Adamu, minister for education said schools directly under the control of the federal ministry of education will not take part in the examination.
He also said final year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be allowed to return to school contrary to the earlier announcement, Premium Times also reports.
He pleaded with state governments who have re-opened or are planning to open schools to reconsider their decision. His decision is based on the continuous increase of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
“I appeal to state governments that have announced schools’ resumption to reconsider it. I think it’s not safe. Let’s protect our children,” he said.
Adamu also appealed to WAEC to reschedule the examination because of the pandemic.