The recent happenings in Nigeria has shown that the fight against the spread of Covid-19 disease among citizens is becoming tougher daily, as we keep on recording new Covid-19 cases. There is no doubt that the government is trying its best, but a good percentage of the populace are still acting in ignorance and nonchalance.
Most citizens are not conscious of the fact that Covid-19 is a challenge that has to be faced by every human being not only the government. Many Nigerians are never ready to give their support to the government, all they do is to criticize every decision made by the government.
The Government will set up Covid-19 guidelines, only few will abide by them while umpteen number of people will ignore them, saying that there is no Covid-19 in Nigeria. How then are we going to survive amid this pandemic? THIS IS THE TIME FOR ALL CITIZENS OF NIGERIA TO WAKE UP AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF THEIR LIVES. United we stand, but divided we fall. Let us all work in pari passu with our government, let’s show patriotism at this period by keeping every guidelines the government has provided.
The recent decision of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on not allowing any school under the Federal Ministry of Education to participate in the forthcoming 2020 WASSCE, should be understood.
I concur with Minister Adamu as he reemphasized that WAEC cannot predict the reopening of schools and stated that at the moment, there is no date for the re-opening of schools. He reassured that, none of the schools under his ministry will resume until schools are considered safe.
Indeed, the impact of Covid-19 in the country has gotten to the point where good opinions would be well appreciated.
I understand the motive of Mallam Adamu for forbidding Nigerian WAEC candidates to participate, even as he urged the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the state governments to reconsider their decision to open for exams. He said he would prefer Nigerian students to lose an academic year to expose them to dangers.
However, instead of missing 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, I am of the opinion that all WAEC practicals should start on August 4 while other subjects can be made Computer Based Test (CBT), for this reason.
If WAEC practicals should start on August 4, it would be rounded off on time and every candidate can now write other subjects in their homes as CBT. West African Examination Council can work on this to make it possible, instead of taking the decision of cancelling 2020 WASSCE.
Also, while conducting the practicals, all Covid-19 preventive measures should be strictly adhered to, and more invigilators should be enrolled in order to ensure good monitoring of candidates.
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All WAEC Practicals should start on August 4 While other subjects can be made Computer Based Test (CBT), instead of losing a whole year without writing WASSCE. Do you support this move?
If you don’t concur with the aforementioned opinion, we would love to see other alternatives you can come up with. This will be well appreciated by us.
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