Southwest States consider reopening schools for 2019/2020 WAEC examinations
Six states of the Southwest including, Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti may have started preparations to reopen schools next month to enable eligible students sit for the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The resolution which is in contradiction with the earlier directive of the Federal Government, stating that all schools suspend plans to recall graduating pupils for WASSCE; was reportedly reached at a virtual meeting initiated by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) in collaboration with the Forum of South-West Education Commissioners, Special Advisers on Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board Chairmen.
“At the least, August 3rd, resumption for final year SSS3 students, states should approach the Federal Government at the first instance seeking the postponement of the WAEC exam by at least three weeks from proposed resumption. At the second instance states should directly approach WAEC to seek for an extension of the WAEC Examinations to week commencing August 24.” part of the statement by Seye Oyeleye, Director-General of DAWN read.