Days after the announcement by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu that students will no longer sit for their West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), parents have revealed they will meet with the federal government.
According to PUNCH, National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) National President, Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, said the association had resolved to meet Adamu by Monday to seek an amicable solution.
“Surprisingly, we heard from the Federal Ministry of Education that the government has suspended the reopening of schools. This is very confusing; we don’t know what to do. We are waiting for whatever will come after this.
“On our side at NAPTAN, we are planning to go to the ministry and meet with the minister or his representatives to hear from them. It should be on Monday.”
Recall that Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba had informed journalists during the COVID-19 PTF Press Conference that students would resume on the 4th of August till the 5th of September. These were students who will be writing their WASSCE. However, the federal government made a U-turn when Adamu announced that the exams will not be holding soon because they don’t want to endanger the lives of students.
Adamu also urged states who had ordered the reopening of schools to reverse their decision.