Reverse Decision On WAEC, Reps Ask FG  

Emmanuel Adigwe

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal government to rethink its position on the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination.
The lawmakers urged President Buhari to direct the ministry of Education to put in all the necessary measures to allow students participate in the upcoming examination.
The resolution was proposed by Nnoli Nnaji who called for students to participate in the 2020 examination which was rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He said: “The choice of the date was not arbitrary, rather, WAEC consulted extensively with the government of all 5 countries that makes up the council.
“I am worried by these contradictory pronouncements by the two Ministers within a short period of time. I’m worried that Nigeria’s non participation in the annual exam portends psychological, social-economic and negative health of the students, and already overburdened parents and guardians.
“The decision will be devastating on our education system and Nigeria’s economy at large. It will also frustrate the students.
“By taking precautionary measures, the federal government reopened the market, airports, inter-state travel and religious centres. The government should apply the same measures.”

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