BREAKING NEWS: House of Reps Reject Minister’s Cancellation of WASSCE

Chairman of the House Committee on Basic Education, Prof Julius Ihonbvare, who made the place of the House identified in an announcement in Abuja stated the announcement by the minister was completed with out due session with related stakeholders within the schooling sector.

He stated the Education Minister didn’t inform the nation if his determination was in settlement with different West African leaders or in session with the examination our bodies, the state governments and different stakeholders within the schooling sector.


He stated: “The minister additionally didn’t additionally inform the general public, if the choice was the end result of a gathering with all state governments which might be in cost of all, however the unity secondary colleges which might be owned by the federal authorities.

“The Minister of State, in his often consultative and participatory strategy, had briefed the nation on the Covid 19 Presidential Committee briefing over the airwaves and in an look earlier than the House Committee on Basic Education the place he assured Nigerians that every one steps had or have been being taken to make sure full compliance with all Covid 19 protocols.


“This sudden coverage reversal isn’t good for the nation. It is sure to create additional confusion within the schooling sector,  create disappointment and suspicion amongst mother and father, frustrate the scholars and present to our improvement companions and Nigerians that the distortions and disarticulations within the sector are solely getting worse.

“The reversal additionally reveals that our policymakers may be adopting a laid-back strategy to the necessity to confront the novel coronavirus slightly than taking proactive and artistic steps to handle and comprise it.


“The House Committee disagrees with the minister and believes that reconsideration is urgently wanted to avoid wasting our instructional system on the next grounds that Nigeria isn’t the one nation anticipated to put in writing the examination within the midst of Covid-19.

“Nigeria ought to insist that the examination be primarily based solely on the already coated syllabus of colleges; the Federal Ministry mustn’t hen out of its obligations however take cost, present coverage path, interact the states and different stakeholders, whereas the WAEC ought to quadruple its invigilators and use all school rooms and occasion centres to conduct the examination and adjust to Covid-19 protocols.”

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