The Federal Government Nigeria has declared that final year secondary school students will not participate in the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations earlier scheduled for August 5th and September 5th.
The government has also reversed its earlier announcement on school resumption, saying the examination was postponed indefinitely due to the spread of Coronavirus disease.
This development is coming days after the Minister of State for Education, Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba had on Monday announced that the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations will take place between August and September.
Speaking to State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said that Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He stressed that final year students preparing for the
Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be allowed to return to school contrary to earlier announcement.
Adamu stated that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) cannot determine the resumption date of schools for Nigeria.
He said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to dangers.