The Federal Government of Nigeria says it has settled with four other African countries on a new date for the suspended West African Examinations Council, (WAEC) Examination.
The hopes of possible reopening of schools as hoped by many student suffered a crash last week when the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu disclosed that schools won’t reopen stating that it is better to lose an academic year than to risk students’ lives.
However and on a lighter note, the Federal Government has given school owners in the country a July 29, 2020 ultimatum to meet specific guidelines towards the reopening of schools at a date to be announced soon.
Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known today, in Abuja, during the usual update on COVID-19.
Nwajiuba said the ministry of education, has consulted widely, and has in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), the Education in Emergencies Working Group, developed and circulated guidelines for the reopening of schools.
He added that schools are to undertake self-assessment and send feedback to state ministries of education, not later than 29 July 2020 and that consultations with relevant stakeholders will be held to review the situation and decide on a specific date for reopening or otherwise.
Speaking on WAEC, Nwajuiba said, FG met with WAEC on Monday and have agreed on consulting with four other countries on new examination date.