The federal government of Nigeria has noted that it is working with relevant examination bodies as regarding students expected to sit for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO) examinations this year.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, gave the update on Monday while speaking during the daily update by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) for COVID-19.
Nwajiuba disclosed further that it is working to bring the timetables for the examinations closer as the government understands the worries of the candidates and their parents.
“It requires six weeks to complete the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO) examinations.
“We are working to bring the timetable closer.
“I have just finished a meeting with the representatives of WAEC and NABTEB and I understand how that worries our parents at the moment and how anxious our children are to know what next,” Nwajiuba said.
It will be recalled that the federal government also disclosed schools may reopen in the country after the ban on interstate movement has been lifted.
The government noted that it was been careful not to lead Nigerians into danger as Nigeria continues to record increased cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria even as it pointed out that some countries that opened schools hurriedly shut them when their cases spiked.
Nwajiuba who spoke on behalf of the government reiterated that no date has been fixed for school reopening as being speculated in some sections of the social media.