THE founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has great expressed great concern that the cancellation of this year’s West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) may lead to increase in criminality and other social vices.
The legal icon described the decision of the Federal government in the cancellation as not only ill-conceived but posed a threat to the lives of Students. He said it was wrong for the Federal Government to have taken such unilateral decision, due to the fear of COVID-19, when other participating nations have not withdrawn their students from sitting for the external examination
In a statement, the legal icon said the Federal Government should allow the WASSCE to hold in the empty spaces in tertiary institutions which can accommodate 1.5 million registered students without defying COVID-19 protocols.
Speaking on the withdrawal, which he said was not well thought -out, the legal luminary said: “It is my firm belief that the future of these 1.5 million young Nigerians who have registered for WAEC should not be put in jeopardy. It is a well-known fact that all schools, colleges and tertiary institutions in the country are currently shut down