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FG withhold school resumption, withdraws from WASSCE

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The Federal government reversed its previous decision to reopen schools.

It also withdrew students from unity schools from the West African Senior Schools Certificate Examination(WASSCE) scheduled for August 5 and September 5.

Initially, the examination was postponed indefinitely to check the distribution of COVID-19.

But Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, announced on Monday that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) had set the start of the exam for August 5.

Speaking to reporters in the state House of representatives at the end of a virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, Education Minister Adamu Adamu said that schools under the control of the Federal government would not participate in the exam.

He also asked state governments that had agreed to reopen schools to review their actions in relation to the COVID-19 situation.

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“I am appealing to the state governments that have announced the reopening of schools to review it. I don’t think it’s safe. Let’s protect our children, ” he said.

Adamu also asked the WAEC to postpone the examination due to the pandemic.

Nigeria has confirmed a total of 29,879 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday evening.

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