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COVID-19: Private Schools Defy FG, Set To Participate In WASSCE




Private schools in Nigeria are set to defy the order of the Federal Government (FG) not to participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Recall that the FG had maintained that Nigeria would not participate in the 2020 WAEC.

The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, had announced that Nigerian schools would not participate in the (WASSCE) scheduled to hold from August 5 to September 5, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, private schools in Nigeria have said they are prepared to participate in the exam, as they differ with the ministry of education over the issue.

Appealing to the FG, the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), urged the government to reconsider its position on WASSCE.

NAPPS president, Yomi Otubela, said the association on Tuesday, July 14, would make a formal appeal to the government to change its stance on the issue.

According to him, private schools have adhered to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), advise by putting COVID-19 safety measures in place to protect students who intend to sit for the exams.

Meanwhile, the Oyo state has said that the students would continue their preparation for the examination. The state commissioner for education, science and technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, said that Governor Seyi Makinde-led government is still assessing the situation.

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