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On Wednesday, the Federal Government confirmed its decision of not reopening schools as it is not confident about the safety of students at this moment of the global pandemic.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu declared the previous week that school would not reopen and final year students in the secondary school would not write the WASSCE until the Ministry confirms the safety of students.

Minister of State for Education, Chief Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba said;

“We are still meeting with parents over the decision of the Ministry. What the Minister said reflects the true position of the Ministry; we are not confident yet that everywhere is safe, the numbers from the NCDC are still alarming and we have put this before parents and all the stakeholders in the Education ecosystem, we are still meeting with them. In fact, there’s a stakeholders’ meeting convened for Monday.

“WAEC on its own part is also negotiating with other West African countries to look at possible shift in date. Once they are through with that meeting and hopefully when we are through with the consultation with stakeholders, if there’s any change in the Ministry’s position, we will communicate, but as it stands, the position of the Honourable Minister, as communicated to you last week, remains the position of the Ministry until further evidence to the contrary or further agreements that may alter those arise.”

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