Prof. Charles Ayo, a former Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, has remarked in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ota, Ogun State, that Nigerian students’ failure to participate in the WASSCE would affect their admission to tertiary institutions.
According to NAN, Nigerian students would not participate in the 2020 WASSCE, according to Minister of Education Alhaji Adamu Adamu.
Ayo remarked: “However, there is wisdom on the part of government. The outbreak of COVID-19 during the period is better imagined than experienced.
“And since the situation of the pandemic affects the entire country, it is understandable that there be a delay in having the examination and not outright cancellation.
“Therefore, it is better for the Federal Government to thread on the part of caution than to allow our students to fall victims of the disease,” he said.
Ayo, on the other hand, asked the federal government to step up efforts to combat the COVID-19 outbreak so that pupils can return to class.
The vice chancellor emphasized the importance of the Federal Government adhering to all WHO preventive measures in order to further halt the spread of COVID-19.
According to Ayo, delaying the 2020 WASSCE examinations will result in a longer 2020/2021 admission process.
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