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Motion to cancel WASSCE not in Nigeria’s greatest curiosity, says Atiku

Motion to cancel WASSCE not in Nigeria’s greatest curiosity, says Atiku

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the Federal Authorities’s determination to unilaterally cancel the West African Senior Faculty Certificates Examination.

In an announcement 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 partly: ”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 Faculty Certificates Examination, held yearly by the West African Examinations Council, will not be in Nigeria’s greatest curiosity.

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”At a time of the worldwide COVID19 pandemic, it’s comprehensible that an abundance of warning be put in place to save lots of 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 Faculty 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 academic indexes of countries.

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”Already, Nigeria lags behind different African nations in essential indices, like faculty enrolment, cross charges, and out of college youngsters. This motion, will additional create chaos within the public schooling system and exacerbate an already unhealthy scenario.

“ Slightly than cancellation, there are higher methods to guard the well being of Nigerians and forestall the pandemic from escalating. We may mobilise all out there private and non-private infrastructures together with major colleges, stadia, and cinemas, for the examinations.”

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Motion to cancel WASSCE not in Nigeria’s greatest curiosity, says Atiku

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