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Author Topic: COVID 19: FG & WAEC Reveal New Date For Nigerian Students To Write WASSCE  (Read 2307 times)

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The Federal Government and West African Examination Council have consented to move the date of West African Senior School Certificate Examination from August 4 to September 5, 2020, prior declared by the Council, Nigerian Tribune has revealed.

This was made known on Friday by the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba in Abuja.

He said the choice is the result of a gathering between the Federal Government and authorities of WAEC in Nigeria on Monday and that the two players have consented to additionally talk with four different nations on new examination date.

The Minister likewise the government has given school proprietors in the nation up to 29th July 2020 to meet explicit rules towards the reviving of schools at a date to be reported at the appointed time.

He said the Ministry, having counseled generally, has as a team with Federal Ministry of Health, Nigerian Center for Disease Control,(NCDC), the Education in Emergencies Working Group, created and circled rules for the reviving of schools.

Executive, Information, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong, in an announcement cited the priest as saying that the school proprietors were to get ready and agree to the rules.

Nwajuiba encouraged the schools to embrace self-appraisal and send input to State Ministries of Education, not later than 29th July 2020.

"From that point, meetings with important partners will be held to survey the circumstance and choose a particular date for reviving or else," he said.

The Minister additionally noticed that having taken the agonizing however essential choice not to revive schools without fundamental arrangements to guarantee the wellbeing of students and educators, the Federal Ministry of Education has proceeded with counsels with partners, and a system to evaluate and screen consistence will be set up.

As indicated by him, since Tuesday a week ago, "we have counseled broadly with partners in the division, remembering Commissioners of Education for all the conditions of the alliance, the Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria,(APSON), National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools,(NAPPS), Provosts of Colleges of Education, Rectors of Polytechnics, Vice-Chancellors of Universities, some State Governors, and advancement accomplices.

"On WAEC, we met with WAEC on Monday and have consented to additionally talk with four different nations on new examination date.

"We welcome the worry appeared by all partners and note the disparate perspectives communicated on the issue, the Minister included.

"Guardians ought to be have confidence that the security of our students and instructors is fundamental as we work diligently towards the fast reviving of our schools for the leave classes to take outer examinations," he said.

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