The year 2020 is now almost seven months gone with the fate of scholars across Nigeria hanging within the balance. except for the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian academic system across primary and secondary schools would are heading into the third term of the 2019/2020 session.
However, fate would have things go differently as these students aren't even sure immediately once they would resume schooling activities. in sight of this, there are people that are of the opinion that there could be more to the government's decision to stop the resumption of educational activities.
A non-governmental organisation referred to as OpenFees has said if Nigeria can manage to conduct elections into political offices despite the COVID-19 pandemic, students shouldn't be stopped from writing the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The group during a statement issued on Sunday, July 19, in Abuja, cautioned the federal to not play politics with the education of youth, today reported.
The organisation said it might be possible for junior secondary schools 3 (JSS3) and senior secondary 3 (SS3) to write down their exams if the govt can invest half the time and resources it wants to use to conduct elections, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The group said it might be possible for schools to reopen gradually if hygiene and social distancing rules are enforced at learning institutions.
The federal has reeled-out conditions for the safe reopening of the faculties across all levels as a part of the extension to the relief of the lockdown imposed thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although the time for the resumption wasn't stated, the Ministry of Education on Monday, July 13, said the resumption of all classes are going to be in phases. It, however, further stressed that before schools are often reopened risk assessments must be undertaken with the simplest interests of the learners, teachers, and other education personnel considered.
The decision to prevent students from writing WASSCE has been criticized by some people on social media, however, it doesn't deduct the very fact that it's indeed logical seeing that the pandemic shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
Do you think the government's decision toys with the longer term of students?
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