The Federal Government has reversed its earlier announcement on school resumption for Senior Secondary And Junior Secondary School students to write their final year Examination.
The also said no school will participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 4th and September 5th.
The 2020 year WASSCE examination, administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), was postponed indefinitely in April after it was earlier scheduled to commence in May.
It was postponed after schools were shut down across the country in a bid to contain the spread of the ravaging corona virus disease infection.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba who announced this during a media briefing on Monday, July 6, 2020 had said that the exam will now take place between August 4 and September 5.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, speaking to State House Correspondents at the end of the Virtual Weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, said that Nigerian schools will not re-open any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He has therefore said that final year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be allowed to return to school contrary to earlier announcement.
Adamu stated that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) cannot determine the resumption date of schools for Nigeria.
He said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to dangers.