The federal government has given a new update as some states are gearing to disobey its order not to reopen schools.
Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
Following the decision by six states to go ahead with school reopening in order to allow students write the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, the federal government has maintained that the government’s position remained unchanged.
The Nation reports that the minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said the ministry was still consulting with education stakeholders on what the best position should be.
He added that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) had also started consulting with West African nations on a possibility of shifting dates.
Nwajiuba said the ministry will communicate an update if there’s any change in its earlier position.
Education minister, Adamu Adamu, had earlier said the government would not risk the lives of the students because of the terminal exams.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, July 15, Nwajiuba said Adamu’s statement reflects the position of the ministry.
The state minister explained that there is no confidence that Nigeria is safe yet as the numbers from the NCDC are still alarming.
He said the ministry has tabled the concerns before parents and all other relevant stakeholders adding that consultations are still ongoing.
Nwajiuba said the ministry will communicate its position after the consultations with stakeholders are over.