News: Nigerian Students Won't participate In 2020 Waec Says FG

The Federal Ministry of education has stated Nigerian secondary final yr students will no longer be taking part in the upcoming West African examination Council (WAEC) examinations.

The Minister of training, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to state residence Correspondents on Wednesday after the 7th weekly digital Federal executive Council (FEC) assembly, also stated there is no date for resumption of colleges within the country yet.

He stated he would choose that Nigerian college students lose an academic year than to expose them to risks, appealing to state governments that had announced reopening of faculties to reconsider their choice for the sake of the scholars’ protection.

spoke to me on the impact, the decision to hold schools closed should have on very last 12 months secondary school students, because of write the WAEC, Adamu stated Nigeria would no longer open the schools but, not even for the WAEC, that is a domestically manage programme.

He, however debunked an earlier report, which claimed that the Minister of state for education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, introduced August four, 2020, as resumption date for faculties, pronouncing the Minister became misquoted.

“I don’t recognize whether your newshounds are misquoting the Minister of country for schooling or perhaps quoting what WAEC stated and made it right into a tale. schools beneath the supervision of the Federal Ministry of education will now not be opened on August four or whenever soon.

“Our schools will best open when we agree with it’s safe for our kids and this is while the scenario is proper, now not while the prevalence of the contamination goes up in the country. I simply want to make it clean.

“we will no longer open soon for exam or for any reason, except it's miles secure for our kids, even WAEC. WAEC will not decide for us what we do. faculties will remain closed.

“the day past we known as on stakeholders who will inform us the situation and the manner it have to be finished for it to be safe. whilst the assembly turned into happening, WAEC announced that they're beginning examinations. permit’s see who they may be going to start with.

“i will also like to use this function to invite the ones states that have already introduced (reopening), I attraction to them. I think it isn't safe. I experience responsible for all kids, not simply those who are in federal government managed faculties. Please permit’s keep our children from this.

“One inflamed baby is sufficient to contaminate a whole class. when they near from class they go into the dormitory, this is not the right time to open schools. I enchantment to the states which have already introduced to reconsider it”, he said.

when requested if Nigeria can be the simplest country . to overlook out of the WAEC examinations, he stated “me as Minister of schooling, if I’m given the threat, I don’t mind Nigeria losing a whole faculty yr than exposing our kids to risk. WAEC is a parastatal of the Ministry of schooling, they can not decide for the government what it does”, he stated.

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