Schools to Reopen for WASSCE in South-West States
The disagreement following the cancellation of WAEC exams by the Nigerian Government is yet to come to a standstill, as six south-west states in Nigeria show readiness to reopen schools for students to sit for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the middle of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.
On the 8th of July, the Federal Government reversed its decision to authorize the reopening of schools within the country for JSS3 and SSS3 students, who are expected to participate in their certificate examinations.
At a virtual meeting initiated by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria in collaboration with the various state governments, forum of south-west education commissioners, state Universal Basic Education Board, and special advisers on education, on the 14th July, a decision was reached.
It was decided at the meeting that SS3 students should at least resume on August 3rd, 2020. States are required to approach WAEC directly to seek for an extension of the examinations, and also meet the Federal Government for postponement of the WAEC exam by at least three weeks from the proposed date of resumption.