Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the Federal Authorities’s choice to unilaterally cancel the West African Senior College Certificates Examination.
In a press release issued by his media workplace, he described the cancellation of the examination yearly carried out by the West African Examinations Council as “not in Nigeria’s curiosity.”
The assertion reads partially: ”As a guardian and investor within the schooling sector, I want to register the truth that the Nigerian authorities’s coverage of unilaterally cancelling the West African Senior College Certificates Examination, held yearly by the West African Examinations Council, will not be in Nigeria’s greatest curiosity.
”At a time of the worldwide COVID19 pandemic, it’s comprehensible that an abundance of warning be put in place to avoid wasting lives. Nevertheless, warning, with out session, and considerate motion, could also be counter-productive.
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“1.5 million Nigerian youths write the West African Senior College Certificates Examination yearly. To abruptly cancel this examination is to set again our nation’s youth and place them behind their contemporaries in different West African nations. That is perilous, as a result of Overseas Direct Investments and different financial indicators, are tied to the tutorial indexes of countries.
”Already, Nigeria lags behind different African nations in essential indices, like college enrolment, go charges, and out of college youngsters. This motion, will additional create chaos within the public schooling system and exacerbate an already unhealthy scenario.
“ Reasonably than cancellation, there are higher methods to guard the well being of Nigerians and forestall the pandemic from escalating. We might mobilise all accessible private and non-private infrastructures together with major faculties, stadia, and cinemas, for the examinations.”