Cancellation of WAEC: We stand a chance of losing some Students to Social Vices – Bamgbose

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Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., National Coordinator Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG has reacted to the cancellation of WAEC by the Buhari-led administration.
He said the decision to pull out Nigerian students from the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, WASSCE, lacks merit and substance as the Country is not at war and the pandemic can be prevented since its not something that will vanish in a moment.

He further added that if the government goes ahead with its plan many students will be lost to social vices.
“Our nation is not at war or serious unrest, it’s a pandemic that can be controlled. It will be shameful and disgraceful for Nigeria, the giant of Africa, with all the resources at our disposal, not to allow our Schools participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, he said

“The Schools cannot be closed indefinitely. The COVID-19 is not something that will vanish in a moment. We need to check up the statistics of how many of our students are already affected.

“How vulnerable are they? How quickly can they recover if they are affected? These are vital issues that should have been considered before taking such a rash decision.

“Allowing the final year students to sit for their exams would have been a very good way to determine when other students may likely be allowed to resume as well.

“I will urge the Federal Government to urgently review its decision and allow our students to sit for the SSCE as scheduled.

“The risk is worth taking. We stand the risk of losing some of these students to social vices, if they are not allowed to resume to sit for the exams as their other counterparts in the region.

“We must value education, without necessarily undermining the health of our students. We should strike a balance.

“Things won’t go awry if the guidelines for resumption are strictly followed. Indefinite closure of schools will certainly be counterproductive,” he added

5 Comments

  1. Why can’t they provide all those equipment to every schools but if all National Assembly’s want to procure SUV geep they will provide money for them. I pity for our leaders. Not only social vices but other vices.

  2. Its most unfortunate to have a person who have no value for education to head education ministry. Cancellation of exam calender indefinitely is stupidity on the part of government because the eradication of coronavirus is not in sight. A reasonable government will have to accept the situation and deal with it by containing it with all measures and go on with their daily lives. But unfortunately, we have an Adamu heading our education ministry and this is what we got

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