The federal government has suspended its earlier scheduled date to reopen schools to allow students participate in scheduled external examinations.
It will be recalled that schools were closed in March to curtail the spread of the virus and the federal government had announced the reopening of schools for graduating students in Primary Six, JSS 3 and SSS 3 for July 13.
However, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has stated that schools will no longer resume until the COVID-19 reduces drastically.
This means that Nigerian students will not participate in the upcoming Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) scheduled to commence on August 4 and the Minister had stated that West African Examinations Council (WAEC) do not have the right to determine the resumption date for Nigerian schools.
The minister added that Nigerian students will not be writing the exams and it will be better for them to miss an academic year than to be infected.