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FG cancels resumption of schools, withdraws unity schools from 2020 WASSCE

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The federal government has reversed its earlier announcement of schools’ resumption, saying Nigeria will not participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) earlier scheduled for August 5 and September 5.

The examination was initially postponed indefinitely to check the spread of COVID-19.

But Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education, had announced that the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations will take place between August and September.

But speaking to state house correspondents at the end of the virtual federal executive council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, Adamu Adamu, minister of education, said Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said that final-year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be allowed to return to school contrary to earlier announcement.

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