COVID-19: Education Minister meets WAEC, NABTEB Officials


The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said the federal government is under pressure to reopen schools amid the ravaging coronavirus.

Since March ending government shut schools as part of raft of precautionary measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

Then, Senior Secondary School, SSS 3 students were about writing West African Examination Council, WAEC, ditto the Junior Secondary School, JSS 3 students.

Speaking on Monday at the routine Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 press briefing, Nwajiuba said despite mounting pressure from stakeholders necessitating a meeting with officials of WAEC and the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), government is not in the mood to open schools citing overriding concern for children’s safety.

He said: “We want a situation where once we are sure it is safe. We can then take them into school.

“I have just finished a meeting with the representatives of WAEC and NABTEB and I understand how that worries our parents at the moment and how anxious our children are to know what next.”


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