… Warns against resumption of educational Institutions
Federal Government has announced the indefinite postponement of this year’s West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) because of the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
Candidates sitting for this year’s West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) examinations would know when they would be writing the papers after the COVID-19 lockdown. Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education said this at the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 daily press briefing on yesterday April 21, 2020 in Abuja.
He said that WAEC and NECO examinations had been postponed indefinitely over COVID-19 but added that the ministry would soon announce the time for the examination when the lockdown was over. Nwajiuba said that the ministry was working on how the school would be reopened after the lockdown, adding that nobody could reopen school except it was coordinated by the Ministry of Education.
He said that student had been advised to learn via online platforms, stating that the ministry was working with Universal Basic Education (UBEC) and the State Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to ease the process. According to him, 15 states including Lagos and Anambra have already commenced learning through the radio in accordance with an approved standard, while also working with NTA and Radio Nigeria to provide educational contents.