#EDUCATION: No WASSCE For Nigerian Students Now – Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
The Federal Government, on Wednesday, demanded that its chooses not to permit the reviving of schools on account of the coronavirus pandemic stays unaltered as it keeps up that it isn’t certain about the wellbeing of students as of now.
Addressing State House reporters toward the finish of the virtual gathering of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja, Minister of State for Education, Chief Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said the position prior articulated by Minister of Education, Adamu, on the issue stays unaltered.
Adamu a week ago reported that Nigerian schools would stay shut and optional last year understudies would not compose the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) until the Ministry thinks of it as safe for such to occur.
When addressed on the issue, Nwajiuba stated: “We are as yet meeting with guardians over the choice of the Ministry. What the Minister said mirrors the genuine situation of the Ministry; we are not sure yet that wherever is protected, the numbers from the NCDC are as yet disturbing and we have put this before guardians and all the partners in the Education biological system, we are as yet meeting with them. Truth be told, there’s a partners’ gathering assembled for Monday.
“WAEC on its own part is likewise haggling with other West African nations to see conceivable move in date. When they are through with that gathering and ideally when we are through with the interview with partners, if there’s any adjustment in the Ministry’s position, we will impart, however the way things are, the situation of the Honorable Minister, as conveyed to you a week ago, remains the situation of the Ministry until additional proof actually or further understandings that may modify those emerge.”
In the mean time, the Minister said the FEC affirmed a reminder introduced by his Ministry for an agreement worth N136 million, for the acquirement of PCs and seats for theaters in assembly halls at the University of Benin.
He said the agreement would be financed by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
He stated: “We presented a reminder for the benefit of the University of Benin, for the acquisition and establishment of theater seats and PCs for work in the assembly room of the University of Benin.
“The task is being subsidized by the 2019 Tertiary Education reserves distributed to the school in the total of N136 million and the agreement was affirmed by FEC as proposed by the University of Benin and they will currently continue with the acquirement.”