Nigeria’s non-participation in 2020 WASSCE: Irreparable damage


Nigeria’s non-participation in 2020 WASSCE: Irreparable damage

By Aare Afe Babalola

It is a notorious fact that Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, had said that Nigeria will not participate in this year’s edition of the yearly West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE.

Speaking with State House Correspondents after last Wednesday’s Virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council meeting, Mallam Adamu said apart from the fact that the yearly WASSCE may not hold this year, schools under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Education will not be opened on August 4 or any time soon.

Mallam Adamu emphasised that the West African Examination Council, WAEC, created by the former Colonial Administrators to serve Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Gambia, which has been administering the annual Regional Examination in the last 68 years, cannot unilaterally determine when Nigerian schools will resume.

According to the Minister, “…Our schools will only open when we believe it is safe for our…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper