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According to minister of Education he said that the action was aimed at truncating the future of Nigerian children.
Prof Julius Ihonbvare who is Chairman of the House Committee on Basic Education, made the position of the House known in a statement in Abuja said the announcement by the minister was done without due consultation with relevant stakeholders in the education sector.
According to Prof Julius Ihonbvare, He said that the Education Minister did not inform the country if his decision on Examination Suspension was in agreement with other West African leaders or in consultation with the examination bodies, the state governments and other stakeholders in the education sector.
He further said: “The minister also did not also inform the general public, if the decision was the outcome of a meeting with all state governments that are in charge of all Education issues, but the unity secondary schools that are owned by the federal government.
“The Minister of State, in his usually consultative and participatory approach, had briefed the nation at the Coronavirus Pandemic Presidential Committee briefing over the airwaves and in an appearance before the House Committee on Basic Education where he assured Nigerians that all steps had or were being taken to ensure full compliance with all Coronavirus protocols.
“This sudden policy reversal is not good for the country and the WAEC candidate in specific. It is bound to create further confusion in the education sector, create disappointment and suspicion among parents, frustrate the students and so on.
“The reversal also shows that our policymakers may just be adopting a Backwards approach need to confront the coronavirus Pandemic rather than taking proactive and creative steps to manage and contain it.
“The House Committee disagrees with the minister and believes that a reconsideration to his demand is urgently needed to save our educational system on the following grounds that Nigeria is not the only country expected to write the examination in the middle of Coronavirus Pandemic.
The minister of Education should not chicken out its responsibilities of Education, but take charge, provide policy direction, engage the states and other stakeholders, while the WAEC should train its invigilators and use all classrooms and event centres to conduct the examination and comply with pandemic rule.
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