Six South-West States To Reopen School For WASSCE
There are strong indications that the Six South-West States have express readiness to reopen schools for student, so they can take part in the 2020 West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE ).
This resolution was reached by the State Governments at the end of a virtual meeting organized by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria; also know as DAWN commission, in collaboration with the forum of South-West Education Commissioners, Special Advisers on Education and State Universal Basic Education Board Chairman.
The Director –General of the Commission, Seye Oyeleye made the communiqué available to newsmen on Wednesday , it read, “the forum after careful deliberations, considering peculiarities of each state, and options available reached a consensus on the subject matters and are expressed thus: On WAEC examinations; State Commissioners for Education have signified readiness to sit students for the 2019/ 2020 WAEC examinations.
“At the least August 3rd , resumption for final year SS3 students, states should approach the Federal Government at the first instance seeking the postponement of the WAEC exam by at least three weeks from proposed resumption. At the second instance, states should directly approach WAEC to seek an extension of the WAEC Examinations to week commencing August 24.
“All schools, when reopening, should have in place incident managers and classroom wardens for every school and every classroom. The designation of the Quality Assurance Department for each state to issue a Safety Compliance Certificate to each school before reopening.”
Recall that the Federal Government through the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu on July 8, at the end of a virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), reversed an earlier announcement made by Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, which gave permission for schools to reopen for Senior Secondary School 3, Junior Secondary School 3 and primary 6, who were supposed to prepare and take part in certificate/exit exams.