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COVID-19: FG stops WASSCE, reverses reopening of federal schools

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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Federal Government has stopped students from participating in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) earlier scheduled for August 4 to September 5, while put on hold the planned resumption of federal schools to curb the spread of COVID-19.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu at the State House, Abuja on Wednesday, after the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister urged state governments that have announced school resumption plans to rescind such while stated that the West African Examinations Council could not 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 heath dangers amid the coronavirus pandemic as federal schools would remain closed until it is safe to reopen them.


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