WASSCE: FG may accept students to write their SSCE

The federal government has said it may allow SS3 students to sit for the GCE in November if they are excluded from writing WASSCE

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The minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba made the disclosure during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing

Nwajiuba said sitting for the GCE may become the only option for Nigerian students

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Nigerian students writing their final exams

The Nigerian government has said it may allow final year secondary school students (SS3) to sit for the General Certificate Examinations (GCE) in November if they are excluded from writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba, made the disclosure on Thursday, July 23, during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, The Nation reported.

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He said writing the GCE may be the only option for SS3 students if the West African Examination Council (WAEC) proceeds with the WASSCE scheduled to take place between August 4 and September 5.

According to the minister, if Nigeria cannot convince WAEC to shift its examinations for any reason at all, then sitting for the GCE may become the only option for Nigerian students.

Legit.ng recalls that the federal ministry of Education ordered the closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country as part of measures to contain the spread of the disease.

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Meanwhile, a non-governmental organisation known as OpenFees has said if Nigeria can manage to conduct elections into political offices despite the COVID-19 pandemic, students should not be stopped from writing the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The group in a statement issued on Sunday, July 19, in Abuja, cautioned the federal government not to play politics with the education of youth, This Day reported.

The organisaion said it would be possible for junior secondary schools 3 (JSS3) and senior secondary 3 (SS3) to write their exams if the government can invest half the time and resources it wants to use to conduct elections, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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