The federal government on Wednesday said Nigerian final year secondary school (SS3) students won’t participate in the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while addressing State House Correspondents after the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), in Abuja.
The Minister argued that WAEC as a body cannot determine the resumption date of schools in Nigeria.
He said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to dangers posed by COVID-19.
Adamu declared that Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the coronavirus pandemic.
He, therefore, called on governors that have announced the resumption of school in their states to reconsider their position so as not to jeopardize the lives of the students.