Only schools designated as WASSCE centres will re-open says FG

Edu Min

The Federal Government ha said only schools designated as centres for the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) and in respect of the exitisng classes would re-open.

Minister of State for Education, Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, said this at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.

”All primary schools and all other classes were excluded,” he said.

Nwajiuba said that WAEC had agreed that only exams peculiar to Nigeria would be taken from September 5 to 14, while exams common to all West Africa countries would proceed from September 17.

He said that Nigeria would domesticate its own time-table for the exams, while revision classes would start from today.

Nwajiuba also said a report on state’s preparedness was expected on July 31, which would inform which centres would open and how they would open and to address all gaps.

He noted that all governors, Commissioners for Education and other stakeholders had given their commitment to provide teachers, while WAEC would  provide invigilators to ensure seamless conduct at the centres.