In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, July, 2020

Reopen Faculties Partially For College students To Write WASSCE

Reopen Schools Partially For Students To Write WASSCE

House of Representatives

Home of Representatives


The Home of Representatives has known as on President Muhammadu Buhari to order a partial reopening of faculties to permit pupils sit for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary College Certificates Examination.


In line with Punch, the Home made the decision on the plenary on Tuesday following a unanimous adoption of a movement moved by a member, Nnolim Nnaji.


The Committee on Primary Schooling and Providers had earlier on Friday faulted the choice by the Federal Authorities to droop the plan to partially reopen colleges for pupils in remaining lessons to take exterior examinations.


The committee had notably criticised the choice to disallow Nigerian pupils from sitting for WASSCE to be carried out by the West African Examination Council for the 2019/2020 tutorial session.


Faculties in any respect ranges have been shut since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Presidential Activity Pressure on COVID-19 had earlier in June stated the Federal Authorities, in what it known as “secure reopening of faculties,” had accepted the resumption of pupils in graduating lessons, together with Main 6, Junior Secondary College three and the Senior Secondary College three.


In approving the resumption of graduating lessons, the federal government stated water have to be supplied in colleges for hand-washing and each pupils and lecturers should put on face masks whereas observing social distancing.


Later, the Minister of State for Schooling, Emeka Nwajiuba, had in the course of the press briefing by the PTF introduced that the 2020 WASSCE would maintain between August four and September 5.

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However the Minister of Schooling, Adamu Adamu, on the finish of a gathering of the Federal Government Council presided over by the President final Wednesday stated all federal colleges would stay closed till it was secure to reopen them.


Adamu additionally urged state governments that had introduced colleges’ resumption plans to rescind such.


The minister acknowledged that WAEC couldn’t decide the resumption date of faculties for Nigeria. He alleged that the council introduced the date of examination whereas the federal government was nonetheless consulting stakeholders on what to do.


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