The Nigerian government has changed its earlier plan to re-open schools for graduating students in Primary Six, JSS 3 and SSS 3. FG Reverses of Schools Says no WAEC. FG Reverses Resumption for WAEC
FG also said no schools under its watch will join in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 4 to September 5.
The examination was initially postponed indefinitely to checkmate the spread of Coronavirus.
But the minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, had announced on Monday that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has fixed the starting of the exam for August 4.
Adamu Adamu, the education minister, speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting headed by President Muhammadu Buhari, said Nigerian schools will not re-open any time soon “until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic”.
The education minister said final year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination will not be allowed to return to school contrary to the earlier announcement.
Furthermore, he said that WAEC will not determine what Nigeria will do as he will rather have the country lose a school year than exposing the students to danger.