Nigeria: FG Dismisses Reports That Unity Schools Will Be Reopen For Graduation

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Federal Government has dismissed media reports that Unity Schools will be reopened for graduating students to sit for their final examinations.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said this when he addressed State House correspondents at the end of the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday in Abuja.

Adamu said the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, was misquoted when he spoke on the matter during a Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday.

Nwajiuba was reported to have announced that school facilities would be made available for revision classes ahead of the examination which would commence from August 4th through September 5th and called on parents to take note of the date.

However, according to Adamu, Federal Government schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The minister frowned at the manner WAEC was handling the issue of the examination timetable, saying the ministry of education was not consulted before the announcement of the new date for the exams.

He, therefore, emphasised that no school would participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for 4th August to 5th September.

Adamu, therefore, maintained that final year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination would not be allowed to return to school contrary to earlier announcement.

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