The federal government withdrew the previous announcement about the resumption of schools.
It also said that no Nigerian school will take the WAEC Exams earlier scheduled from August 5 to September 5.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), which is responsible for this year’s examination, was postponed in April indefinitely when it was originally scheduled to start in May.
In order to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), school was postponed after it was closed nationwide.
However, Minister of Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba announced at a press conference on July 6 that the exam will be held from August 4 to September 5.
At the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu told the State House correspondent that Nigerian schools cannot be reopened until there are security reasons . COVID-19 is still out there.
He said that contrary to earlier announcements, students in the final year of preparation for the SSCE were not allowed to return to school.
Mr. Adamu said that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) cannot determine the date of resumption of Nigerian schools.
He said that, Nigerians students should rather lose an academic year than put them at risk.