• July 29, 2021

#COVID-19: “It Is Not Yet Safe To Reopen Schools, Write WASSCE”, FG Advices

By Amechi Idumuebor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Federal Government is standing its ground that it was not yet safe to reopen schools across the country, despite pressure by the House of Representatives for the reopening of schools to allow students write the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education, disclosed this at a media chat, following the conclusion of the eighth virtual Federal Executive Council meeting, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, where he also disclosed that WAEC was consulting with other West African countries on the possibility of shifts to the 2020 WASSCE.

Following the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, the FG, as part of its efforts to stem the spread of the virus, had ordered the shutdown of academic institutions across the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) latest COVID-19 update shows that the country had recorded 643 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 34,259 cases.

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