The Federal Government has stopped students from participating in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 4 to September 5, as it put on hold the planned resumption of federal schools.
Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the end of a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari, said government who prefer the students to lose an academic year than risk their health.
He also urged state governments that have announced school resumption plans to rescind such.
Adamu stated that the West African Examinations Council could not determine the resumption date of schools for Nigeria.
He said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to heath dangers amid the coronavirus pandemic.