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PTA to meet Minister of Education, insist on school resumption

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The Parents Teacher’s Association, PTA, has expressed their confusion at the announcement made by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, that students in Nigeria will not be allowed to write Senior WAEC exams which is set to hold from August 4.

The President of NAPTAN, Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, in an interview on Thursday, mentioned that the association have agreed to meet with Minister on Monday find solution to the problem.

Last week, NAPTAN had implore on the Federal Government to reopen schools nationwide as there are students who are expected to sit for WAEC and NECO exams.

It reacted to the announcement made by the Minister of Education, that students will not be allowed to write this year’s WAEC exams because of fear of contracting Covid19. Mr Danjuma said that the parents were confused and they will like to have a discussion with the government on the matter.

Mr Danjuma said he was surprise to hear that the Minister has suspended schools from reopening.

He said NAPTAN is looking forward to meeting with the Minister of Education or his representative on Monday.

It was earlier reported that the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, had declared the reopening of schools for the 2020 WAEC exams which is scheduled to hold from August 4 to September 5.

But the Minister of Education rescinded the plan to reopen schools citing health safety issues. The Minister said schools will only open when it safe to do so.

Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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