The Federal Authorities and West African Examination Council have agreed to shift the date of West African Senior Faculty Certificates Examination from August four to September 5, 2020, earlier introduced by the Council, Nigerian Tribune has reported.
This was made identified on Friday by the Minister of State for Training, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba in Abuja.
He mentioned the choice is the end result of a gathering between the Federal Authorities and officers of WAEC in Nigeria on Monday and that each events have agreed to additional seek the advice of with 4 different nations on new examination date.
The Minister additionally the federal government has given faculty house owners within the nation as much as 29th July 2020 to fulfill particular pointers in direction of the reopening of colleges at a date to be introduced in the end.
He mentioned the Ministry, having consulted extensively, has in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Well being, Nigerian Centre for Illness Management,(NCDC), the Training in Emergencies Working Group, developed and circulated pointers for the reopening of colleges.
Director, Data, Federal Ministry of Training, Mr Ben Bem Goong, in a press release quoted the minister as saying that the varsity house owners have been to organize and adjust to the rules.
Nwajuiba urged the faculties to undertake self-assessment and ship suggestions to State Ministries of Training, not later than 29th July 2020.
“Thereafter, consultations with related stakeholders will likely be held to assessment the state of affairs and determine on a particular date for reopening or in any other case,” he mentioned.
The Minister additional famous that having taken the painful however vital choice to not reopen faculties with out vital preparations to make sure the protection of scholars and academics, the Federal Ministry of Training has continued consultations with stakeholders, and a mechanism to evaluate and monitor compliance shall be put in place.
In keeping with him, since Tuesday final week, “we now have consulted extensively with stakeholders within the sector, together with Commissioners of Training in all of the states of the federation, the Affiliation of Non-public Faculty House owners of Nigeria,(APSON), Nationwide Affiliation of Proprietors of Non-public Faculties,(NAPPS), Provosts of Faculties of Training, Rectors of Polytechnics, Vice-Chancellors of Universities, some State Governors, and improvement companions.
“On WAEC, we met with WAEC on Monday and have agreed to additional seek the advice of with 4 different nations on new examination date.
“We admire the priority proven by all stakeholders and observe the divergent views expressed on the matter, the Minister added.
“Dad and mom ought to be relaxation assured that the protection of our college students and academics is paramount as we work assiduously in direction of the speedy reopening of our faculties for the exit lessons to take exterior examinations,” he mentioned.