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WAEC: Don't Reopen Schools Until 2021, ASUU Tells FG

The Academic staff union of universities (ASUU) has said that it is in support of the federal government's decision to not allow students resume schools and participating in the 2020 WAEC slated to hold on August 4th as earlier announced.

The union advised that all schools should remain shut down till 2021 until safety measures are put in place to ensure that it is ideal for pupils and students to resume.

The Union cited the case of Kenya, saying that they too had cancelled all school activities till 2021 on the ground that it wasn't safe yet to resume.

Based on the announcement made by the federal minister of state for education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the federal government have agreed to discuss a new date with other member countries of the WAEC.

This decision was met with joy amongst several students who had complained about the earlier statement by the minister of education that Nigerian students would not take part in this year's waec exams.

Meanwhile, the ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi had expressed his disapproval with resumption of schools now. According to him, no reasonable government would take such chances unless parents would be told to sign an undertaking.

Part of his statement reads, " If it means closing the schools until next year to safeguard the lives of Nigerian children and safeguard the health of all Nigerians, so be it.

He further added that the union had not seen any evidence to show that schools were secured for students to resume.

Prof. Biodun said, "The first thing that should be tackled is whether schools are safe. And if the schools are not safe, why do you want to carry out an experiment with the lives of our children?"

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