FG reverses resumption of schools, stops fed govt students from 2020 WASSCE/ Adamu Adamu

The Federal Government has suspended the proposed resumption of schools amid the rising cases of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. 

This was even as it stopped students of Unity Schools from partaking in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) scheduled for August 5 and September 5.

The examination billed to hold earlier in the year had been postponed indefinitely to combat spread of the novel disease.

On Monday, however, Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, declared that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) would start August 5.

But addressing State House Correspondents at the end of the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said schools under the control of the federal government will not participate in the examination.

The Minister called on State Governments who have asked schools to reopen to reconsider their stance to prevent a spike in COVID-19 cases across the country.

He said: “I appeal to state governments that have announced schools’ resumption to reconsider it. I think it’s not safe. Let’s protect our children."

Adamu also called on WAEC to reschedule the examination due to the pandemic.