The Federal Government had mentioned that Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This announcement came up after WAEC released a timetable on school resumption. In addition; The Federal Government also added that the West African Examinations Council, (WAEC), cannot determine resumption date for schools in Nigeria.

Mallam Adamu Adamu who’s the Minister of Education, stated this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the 7th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, in a meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He further added that final year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be allowed to return to school contrary to what had earlier been believed because it was not yet safe.

The Minister also appealed to states that have announced resumption of schools in their states to reconsider their position so as not to jeopardize the lives of the students. According to his statement, he said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year than expose them to danger.

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