Secondary schools under the control of the federal government will not be reopening for the forthcoming West African Examination Council(WAEC) examinations, the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, has announced. Top presidential aide Tolu Ogunlesi made this known via a thread of tweets on his Twitter handle on Wednesday evening, July 8.
The minister also called on the management of WAEC to suspend the exams just as he urged state governments to toe the federal government’s line.
It is not yet known if WAEC will suspend the exams as the minister advised or whether state governments will follow the advice of the federal government.
At the moment, the direct only applies to the secondary schools under the control of the federal government, that is, the unity schools.
Adamu also said there is no date for school resumption yet, adding that he would prefer Nigerian students to lose an academic year to expose them to dangers.