The Minister of State for education during the Presidential taskforce on COVID 19 briefing on Monday has clarified the decision to stop the participation of Unity schools in the 2020 WASSCE till further notice. He said the Federal government cannot decide whether Private and States schools should or shouldn’t participate in the sub regional examination.
Furthermore The Minister, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba stressed the fact that there was no policy to flip the government’s decision to stop students in unity schools across Nigeria from writing WASSCE. “However, he (Adamu) said he is not in charge of private schools and schools that fall under the concurrent list and therefore, devolve to sub-nationals who can take a decision as to what will happen to their state-owned schools and whether they can participate or not. “He does not have control over the governors; it’ll be unconstitutional to say he can tell the governors what to do. It appears to me that they understand the same things we’re doing, but we do not want to impose anything on them,” he said.