The Federal Government on Wednesday declared that final year secondary school students in Nigeria will not participate in the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also said no date has been fixed for school resumption yet.
He said he would prefer Nigerian students to lose an academic year to expose them to danger.
He urged WAEC to suspend the examination and state governments that had announced resumption dates for schools to reconsider their decisions and toe the line of the federal government.
“This is not the right time to reopen,” Adamu 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.”