19 northern govs back FG’s stance on WASSCE


All the nineteen governors in northern part of the country have hailed federal government’s stance against resumption of graduating students in Junior and Senior Secondary Schools with the view to write the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE.

The federal government reversed its earlier position that SS3 and their JSS 3 counterparts would resume to sit for WASSCE from August to September amid the ravaging coronavirus.

The reversal, which was announced by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu was greeted by mixed reactions with House of Representatives reprobating it and calling for a rethink.

It however, found favour with state governors in the north.

A communique Education Commissioners from the region released after a virtual meeting attended by thirteen of them, said their governors are in total support of the decision and would keep the schools under lock until it is safe to do otherwise while infrastructural development of the schools and efforts geared towards creating a safer learning environment will be prioritised.

It reads in part: “Schools’ infrastructure, such as dilapidated classrooms, students’ hostels, source of safe water, sanitary facilities, including hand washing equipment and security are critical and should be improved.

“We will equally clear schools of bushes and grasses, as well as fumigate school’s surroundings to support learning and ensure safety when schools resume.”

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