Coronavirus have made a lot of things worst in the country which is affecting different sectors of the country’s system ranging from health, education and their revenue generating sector of the country.
Looking at the angle of education which had been halted since the origination of the deadly pandemic disturbing the world. Nigerian student have stayed at their various home since March and parents finding it a little difficult to cope with the current situation as it is happening.
In one of Atiku Abubakar’s tweet on micro-blogging platform, twitter, he wrote: “WAEC cancellation put Nigeria at more risk”. Is Atiku Abubakar trying to be more caring and considerate, despite the facts that the Covid – 19 is ‘here to stay’, according to World Health Organization (W.H.O)?
Over 1 million Nigerian students sitting for the WAEC examination have been set back and stayed behind due to the virus disturbing the world and the country at large.
According to the Minister of state for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba revealed to the public that students would resume back to school on September 5 which got the attention of the former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar to vent.
Atiku Abubakar who had warned that halting the examination put the student at huge risk and their future dangled. His reaction got the people talking, see comments below:
“Other countries are on lockdown so they can trace infected citizens whilst simultaneously researching for a cure. Nigeria is on lockdown because that is what other countries are doing, zero testing capacity, zero research about a cure. Nigeria lockdown doesn't affect voters” - @simplicity596
“The same Nigeria that is the first country to develop his own testing kits, tested over 300,000 and currently running research in collaboration with NCDC, NAFDAC and other Universities like Babcock to develop vaccines is what you are tweeting 0 capacity”- @ayekhemheferdi1
“The present government in power doesn't understand the value of education. If Buhari could reduce the education budget by 43%, closing schools till eternity won't be a problem for him. Education is the key to unlock development. We are far behind and this will be a big setback” - @Drelmoatiku
“But elections will hold in Ondo and Edo states respectively... My president can you imagine the level of intelligence of this Administration... Students writing waec are less than 2million but the number of registered voters in both states is over 6millions...” - @fearlessdon62
“It won’t set us back if it’s cancelled. We have written other exams that can be used as criteria for entering university. WAEC is only as compulsory as you make it. Even if we write it.. We still won’t be able to enter schools until they open. It’s pointless. #boycottwaec” - @kayonmarz
“And comparing Kenya to Nigeria, will Nigeria government refund the school fees? Will they pay for the waec for them? Some parent went through hell to pay for their kids exam I am not saying everyone should resume at same time,but at least let them write the exam” - @layquins
“FG don forget University ,Asuu is not even ready to go back to work ,we don't even no when this pandemic will be over and we re all acting like everything is ok. ASUU ,FG and NCDC should sit down and brainstorm on the way forward for undergraduates.” - @amakadiva09
“@atiku Because General Buhari does not have a WAEC Certificate, he wants to punish the whole country by depriving Nigerian youths of having their own WAEC certificates. He wants to spread illiteracy, so we can all be almajiri. Never! The cancellation of WAEC is evil! Every Friday.” - @ahmedbabajafar1
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