The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that Nigerian students would not participate in the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) earlier scheduled to hold between August 5 and September 5, 2020. This announcement was made through the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
Unimaidgist earlier reported that Minister of State for Education, had announced earlier in the week that the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) would take place between August and September.
It came as a rude shock however when the Minister of Education told newsmen at the end of the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, that Nigerian schools would not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the continued spread of Coronavirus across the country.
Adamu said it is better for Nigerian students to lose an academic year than to expose them to the risk and dangers of the ravaging Coronavirus as the deadly virus continues to spread in Nigeria.