The Federal Government suspends it’s earlier plan to reopen schools which set date was July 13, 2020.
The reopening was to enable graduating students in Primary Six, JSS 3, and SSS 3 to participate in their scheduled external examinations.
Announcing the suspension after Wednesday’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) is the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
From the meeting in the State House, Adamu said Nigerian schools would not be reopened until the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
He said students would not participate in Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) scheduled to commence on August 4.
Adamu also said West African Examinations Council (WAEC) don’t have the right to determine resumption date for schools in Nigeria. He added that it is better to lose an academic year than to be exposed to the danger of the virus.
The initial plan
The Federal government on July 6 made the announcement for WAEC to hold from August 4 to September 5.
The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba made this announcement during a COVID-19 daily briefing in Abuja at the Presidential Task Force.
He said that as soon as WAEC examination will conclude the NABTEB and NECO examinations will follow next. He also said that states who are willing should make their schools available for revision classes.