September 18, 2021

Nigerians react angrily, state consequences of postponed WAEC, School resumption

The Nigerian government has stirred reactions following the suspension of school reopeningfor graduating classes.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday after the weekly Federal Govt Council, FEC meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari additionally introduced that 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, has been postponed indefinitely for Nigerian college students.

Adamu harassed that it’s extra preferable for the scholars to lose a tutorial yr than to be uncovered to risks amid coronavirus pandemic.

The brand new growth has been met with criticism and numerous reactions from Nigerians on social media.

Some have expressed worries that the delays in opening of schools and never permitting college students undertake WAEC exams may have a ripple impact on these in earlier courses and universities.

Listed here are some feedback gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter;

@ProfCS5 “What occurred to pool testing WAEC candidates and letting them write their exams? We have to discover a approach to reside with this virus! Knee jerk reactions is not going to save us!

@Dtraveller01 “It is only Nigeria that is claiming not ready to reopen school among the 5 West Africa member countries. Ghana with worse COVID-19 cases has been ready more than a month ago to take the exam. Don’t just lock the school, what actions are you taking to reopen schools?”

@Sirvhik “Our universities barely admit 30% of UTME applicants. So I don’t think postponing the exams and increasing the number of applicants is a good idea at all.”

@Akinolafestus “Level of risk taken differs. What do we lose if WAEC is delayed till January or Feb 2021, Higher education too cannot resume. The best is to shift everything forward including University/polytechnic admission forward.”


@FreddyMarshall “At least, the government won’t be liable for children’s health.”

@HisMkay “My problem is not this SS3, the next coming SS3.One year has been removed from your classes. You guys will repeat SS2 or there will be SS4.”

@NiyiOyinlola “We can reopen schools, the guidelines need to be improved. All final year students from primary to tertiary institutions have enough space to do anything they need to do.”

@Samisah01 “Dead people don’t get degrees. I am personally affected by this closure as a teaching staff but to be honest, we have to consider safety before anything else. Only the living can go to school.”

@OgbeniDipo “It is vitally unlucky that college students received’t be taking WAEC this yr. So they’d doubtlessly lose a yr due to coronavirus. As unlucky as it’s, most individuals will agree that it’s what it’s and there’s nothing the federal government can do if colleges can’t be safely opened.

“The Federal Government and National Assembly will have to find a way to compensate students who will miss WAEC this year. Perhaps for next year, allow anyone with 150 & above in JAMB exam get into the university of their choice. There are no easy solutions.”

@Chidi Peter “I agree. It’s only when we are alive that we can go to school. The dead cannot go to school.”

@OforPeter “Do these folks by some means imagine that college youngsters are locked indoors of their respective houses. Or that this coronavirus is concentrated in colleges?

@FatopeTilewa “But these students are already in the market helping their parents, some are even going to tutorial already, so why can’t they go to school?”

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