The six southwest states has expressed the willingness to reopen school for final year students to write the 2020 WAEC examination in the midst of coronavirus pandemic.
The state governments had reached this resolution at the conclusion of a digital assembly started on Tuesday via the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) that was commission in cooperation with the forum of southwest schooling commisioners, the State Universal Basic Education Board Chairmen and distinctive advisers on education.
On July 8, Federal government take back it's decision of ordering the reopening of school for JSS 3 and SS 3, that are believe to write their Junior Secondary Schools and the Senior Secondary Schools Examinations respectively.
On Wednesday, an assertion was presented to the journalists by way of the Director General of the Commission, Seye Oyeleye. The statements reads in parts, "After cautious reflection, considering anomaly of every states and choices available, the forum reached an agreement on the difficulty be counted and are expressed thus: State commissioners has expressed their willingness to permit college students sit for the 2019/2020 WAEC Examination.
At the least, August 3rd that was once formerly proposed for ultimate year SS3 to resume, states should talk to the Federal Government concerning the postponement of the West African Examination Council with the aid of three weeks from the proposed resumption date.
And secondly, states need to without delay speak to WAEC to shift the WAEC Examination to August 24.
"All colleges should have in place incident supervisor and also a lecture room warden when school reopens. The responsibility of the Quality Assurance Department for each and every state is to issue Safety Compliance Certificate to every schools before reopening."
Although, ANAP basis has urged the Federal Government to no longer reopen school even for final year students in order to avoid community degree transmission of Covid-19 amongst students and to keep away from exposing the populace to giant scale of infections.
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