West African Examinations Council (WAEC) are considering the postponement of the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.
A Senior WAEC official, Ben Goong in a statement on Friday quoted the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba as saying;
“We have consulted widely with stakeholders in the sector, including commissioners of education in all the states of the federation, the Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria,(APSON), National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools,(NAPPS), Provosts of Colleges of Education, Rectors of Polytechnics, Vice-Chancellors of Universities, some State Governors, and development partners,” Nwajiuba was quoted as saying.
“On WAEC, we met with WAEC on Monday and have agreed to further consult with four other countries on new examination date.
“We appreciate the concern shown by all stakeholders and note the divergent views expressed on the matter.
“Parents should rest assured that the safety of our students and teachers is paramount as we work assiduously towards the speedy reopening of our schools for the exit classes to take external examinations.”
Recall that the examinations were previously slated to commence on for the 4th of August but the federal government reversed its decision to open schools, citing the need to guarantee the safety of students.