Following the Federal Government’s decision that there will be no West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for now in Nigeria, the Director General, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, Mr Seye Oyeleye, told Newspeakonline on Wednesday that South West states would consult with the Federal Government and agree on a way out of the logjam.
Earlier on Wednesday, Oyeleye, had in a statement conveyed the decision of the six South West states to reopen schools by August 3 to enable SS3 students write the examination. But the Federal Executive Council (FEC) during its weekly meeting on Wednesday decided that WASSCE will not hold in Nigeria for now.
Reacting, Oyeleye said: “South West states are ready for SSCE. But in view of the latest decision by the Federal Government, we will consult with them and agree on the way forward. But we are ready for it in South West. The fact is that due to the peculiarities of South West states, it is in our interest to allow our children write the examination as long as we are putting measures in place to prevent spread of coronavirus.”
Only Oyo State has reopened schools for pupils in terminal classes among the six states. Both pupils and teachers have been instructed to wear face mask, wash hands and keep social distancing.