Since the Federal Government of Nigeria had announced that students in Nigeria won't be sitting for West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) this year because of the COVID 19 Pandemic, it had attracted different reactions from people.
One of those reactions is that of the founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), who expressed fear that the cancellation of this year’s West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) may promote criminality.
Now, the Chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Dr. Nureni Adeniran said yesterday in Ibadan that the Oyo State government if fully ready to present candidates for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) as well as other external examinations.
He and the leading members of the board and management of SUBEB had gone to Islamic Mission Schools I & II, in Bode and UMC Demonstration Basic Schools I, II & III, Molete, both in Ibadan for a monitoring exercise to warn owners of illegal structures around the schools’ environments to keep off.
Although, the Federal Government said it had cancelled WAEC but the House of Representatives is still persuading FG to allow students to sit for the examination. Adeniran in his words said "WAEC is conducted by a regional body comprising many countries, Nigeria inclusive and the COVID-19 pandemic is global. So, whatever the body says should be the final; not what Nigeria thinks should happen and said judging from the readiness of the state through the preparation of students in terminal classes, students in the state would sit for any external examinations, including WASSCE and the Joint Admission Matriculation Examination (JAMB)."
He also mentioned that, the government would not condone any form of illegality in the education sector across the State.
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