Recently, there have been high uncertainty over whether the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will hold as usual this year, with the government taking desperate measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 at the detriment of the exam
The federal government, through the federal ministry of education has expressed it's will to keep schools indefinitely closed, until it is certain of the safety of students in schools under the examination condition.
Although, most private institutions had disagreed with the government's decision, appealing to the government to revisit it's resolve and insisting that schools under it's jurisdiction have met the required safety guidelines and are ready to take the exams.
The Minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, gave the announcement where he said the government had weighed the options and found August 4th as not feasible.
He described the rising number of COVID-19 cases as "highly alarming", and that the government will do all it takes to keep students safe. He however added that the negotiation between West African countries and WAEC will continue until a final decision is reach, and will be made known to the public.
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