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 announced.
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 assessment date.
The Minister likewise the legislature 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 declared at the appropriate time.
He said the Ministry, having counseled broadly, has in a joint effort with Federal Ministry of Health, Nigerian Center for Disease Control,(NCDC), the Education in Emergencies Working Group, created and flowed rules for the reviving of schools.
Chief, Information, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong, in an announcement cited the pastor as saying that the school proprietors were to get ready and agree to the rules.
Nwajuiba asked the schools to attempt self-appraisal and send criticism to State Ministries of Education, not later than 29th July 2020.
"From that point, interviews with important partners will be held to audit the circumstance and settle on a particular date for reviving or else," he said.
The Minister additionally noticed that having taken the agonizing yet essential choice not to revive schools without vital arrangements to guarantee the security of understudies and educators, the Federal Ministry of Education has proceeded with discussions with partners, and an instrument to evaluate and screen consistence will be set up.
As per 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 improvement accomplices.
"On WAEC, we met with WAEC on Monday and have consented to additionally talk with four different nations on new assessment date.
"We welcome the worry appeared by all partners and note the different perspectives communicated on the issue, the Minister included.
"Guardians ought to be have confidence that the wellbeing of our understudies and educators is principal as we work diligently towards the expedient reviving of our schools for the leave classes to take outside assessments," he said.
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