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WAEC: Schools Will Remain Open While We Assess The Situation — Oyo Govt

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Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye, has said the state government is still assessing the situation before reaching a conclusion on whether students in the state will take part in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) this year.
Olaleye, who stated this while speaking with journalists in his office on Thursday, explained that the state’s schools would remained open with students in SSS3 continuing preparation for WASSCE.
OYOINSIGHT.COM had earlier reported that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday, announced that secondary school students preparing for their final examinations will not be able to return to school any time soon because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Olaleye maintained that the state will make its position known based on its assessment of the prevailing situation.
While stating that the Federal Government’s directive was specifically for its schools, Olaleye said the state’s schools remained open in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
“I listened to the federal minister of education and he was emphatic about FG schools. We have resumed in Oyo state and you must have seen the level of compliance to COVID-19 protocols by our schools.
“If you go to our schools, you will see that our senior students are still learning and the preparation for WAEC is ongoing.
“Examination is part of educational development. So the state government will assess the situation especially because of the fact that WAEC is an integral part of educational development hence it cannot be ignored.
“WAEC is a regional examination that involves five countries so we are waiting for the reaction of WAEC. The state government will then assess the situation,” Olaleye said.

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