Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who gave the directive during the Monday briefing of the
PTF, said schools should reopen to prepare the students for the Senior
Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE) scheduled to begin on August
Government stopped preparation to reopen schools so as enable students in
Primary Six, Junior Secondary School (JSS3) and Senior Secondary School (SSS3)
write their final examinations.
said JSS3 and SSS3 students will not take part in the next WAEC examination.
Abuja, the Minister Federal Executive Council (FEC) in a chat with reporters at
the State House, stated that schools had not yet been resumed.
directive on the reopening of schools for pupils to exit class by the President
Task Force (PTF) Control.
the u-turn that he would prefer pupils to lose an academic session to be
exposed to danger.
he called upon the state governments that had announced reopening of schools to
reconsider their decision for the safety of the students.
open the schools yet, not even for the WAEC, which is a regionally-control
which claimed that his Minister of State (Nwajiuba) announced August 4, as
resumption date for schools, saying the minister was misquoted.
journalists are misquoting the Minister of State for Education or maybe quoting
what WAEC said and made it into a story. Schools under the supervision of the
Federal Ministry of Education will not be opened on August 4 or anytime soon.
believe it’s safe for our children and that is when the situation is right, not
when the incidence of the infection is going up in the nation. I just want to
make it clear.
or for any reason, unless it is safe for our children, even WAEC. WAEC will not
determine for us what we do. Schools will remain closed.
who will tell us the situation and the way it should be done for it to be safe.
While the meeting was going on, WAEC announced that they are starting
examinations. Let’s see who they are going to start with.
to ask those states that have already announced (reopening), I appeal to them.
I think it is not safe. I feel responsible for all children, not just those who
are in federal government-controlled schools. Please, let’s save our children
a whole class. When they close from class, they go into the dormitory.
schools. I appeal to the states that have already announced to reconsider it.
country to miss out of the WAEC examinations, he said: As minister of
Education, if I’m given the chance, I don’t mind Nigeria losing a whole school
year than exposing our children to danger. WAEC is a parastatal of the Ministry
to Education Minister comment: “I don’t
mind Nigeria losing a whole school year than exposing our children to danger”.