Transparency and Integrity

7/08/2020

COVID-19 : FG Withdraws Decision To Open School Says WAEC Won't Dictate Resumption


The Minister of Education Adamu Adamu has announced a reversal in decision to open schools.

Adamu said "Schools will not reopen anytime soon because of the rise in number of Covid19 infected persons. Stressing that WAEC, NECO and Common Entrance Examinations cannot dictate reopening of Schools.

Addressing State House correspondents after the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja on Wednesday, Adamu stated that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) cannot determine the resumption date of schools for Nigeria.

He also said that final year students preparing for Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) should remain at home as all schools will remain closed adding that it is more profitable for students to lose a year than for the nation to lose its citizens.
He further instructed Schools to announce the latest decision of the Federal Government.

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