- FG claims WAEC is considering shifting 2020 WASSCE
- Recall the FG schools will not be participating in the examination
- Meanwhile, schools have been asked to prepare their facilities for resumption
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As coronavirus continues to ravage every facet of the world's economy and activities, Nigeria's federal government has declared that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) is considering shifting the date of its exam.
This was disclosed in a statement by the director of information, federal ministry of education, Ben Goong.
He quoted Emeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education, as saying this as a result of a meeting held recently, The Cable reports.
Going further, he added that schools have been given till July 29 to ensure that their facilities are ready for resumption.
He said this must be in line with the guidelines issued by the ministry of education for safe reopening of places of learning.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported students of tertiary institutions in the country are mounting pressure on the federal government to announce a date for the resumption of schools within two weeks or face massive protests.
The ultimatum was given by groups comprising the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), National Association of University Students (NAUS) and National Association of Colleges of Education Students (NANCES), at a virtual meeting.
The students faulted the federal government’s handling of schools reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
They called on the minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, to reconsider the participation of Nigerian students in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
The groups insisted that the exams can be written while observing social distancing and other safety protocols,
They noted that it doesn’t seem like coronavirus would be eradicated anytime some.
The students asked the government also to stop salaries of university teachers and other officials for advocating the continued closure of schools without proffering solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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