Students won't write 2020 WAEC - FG

The Federal Government has just disclosed today, 8th July, 2020 that schools will not be reopening as stated earlier. It was disclosed by Tolu Ogunlesi , an aid to President Buhari on new media in a tweet on his official twitter handle. 


According to the tweet post, ‘’Minister of Education has just announced that schools under control of the Federal Government will not be reopening for the forthcoming WAEC exams. Says WAEC should suspend exams and urges State Governments to toe Federal Government line. This is not the right time to reopen,’’

The Federal Governemnt had taken back its decision of allowing schools to resume and sit for the forth coming West African Examination Council (WAEC) scheduled to take place from August 5 to September 5. The 2020  West African Examination had been postponed indefinitely in April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Education Minister , Adamu whiles addressing the state house correspondents,  ''Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID -19 Pandemic''

''I think it is not safe. I feel responsible for all children not just those who are in Federal Government-controlled schools. Please let's save our children''He added

He also added that final year students will not be allowed to resume as stated in the earlier announcement. He also made made it known that he would rather Nigerian students loose an extra year than be exposed to the virus. Stating that, one child s enough to take the virus to school, infect others who in turn go home to their families with the infection.

He said the government will not reopen schools now for examinations or any other reason “unless it is safe for our students because WAEC cannot determine for us what we do so schools will remain closed.”


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