BREAKING: Brief interaction between NANS president and Minister of Education on “Why Nigeria students should miss WAEC 2022

The president of National Association of Nigeria Students_Comr. Abdul Aminu Mahmud had a brief interaction with the Minister of Education_Mallam Adamu Adamu.

Nigerian students won’t write 2022 WAEC – FG

Mallam Adamu Adamu Still maintained that Nigerian secondary final year students will not be participating in the upcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the seventh weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also said there is no date for resumption of schools in the country yet.

He said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to dangers, appealing to state governments that had announced reopening of schools to reconsider their decision for the sake of the students’ safety.

Speaking on the effect the decision to keep schools closed could have on final year secondary school students, due to write the WAEC, Adamu said Nigeria would not open the schools yet, not even for the WAEC, which is a regionally control programme.

He, however debunked an earlier report, which claimed that the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced August 4, 2022, as resumption date for schools, saying the Minister was misquoted.

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“I don’t know whether you journalists are misquoting the Minister of State for Education or maybe quoting what WAEC said and made it into a story. Schools under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Education will not be opened on August 4 or anytime soon.

“Our schools will only open when we believe it’s safe for our children and that is when the situation is right, not when the incidence of the infection is going up in the nation. I just want to make it clear.

“We will not open soon for examination or for any reason, unless it is safe for our children, even WAEC. WAEC will not determine for us what we do. Schools will remain closed.

“Yesterday we called on stakeholders who will tell us the situation and the way it should be done for it to be safe. While the meeting was going on, WAEC announced that they are starting examinations. Let’s see who they are going to start with.

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“I will also like to use this position to ask those states that have already announced (reopening), I appeal to them. I think it is not safe. I feel responsible for all children, not just those who are in federal government controlled schools. Please let’s save our children from this.

“One infected child is enough to infect a whole class. When they close from class they go into the dormitory, this is not the right time to open schools. I appeal to the states that have already announced to reconsider it”, he said.

When NANS president asked if Nigeria will be the only country to miss out of the WAEC examinations, 

Mallam Adamu Adamu said, “me as Minister of Education, if I’m given the chance, I don’t mind Nigeria losing a whole school year than exposing our children to danger. WAEC is a parastatal of the Ministry of Education, they cannot determine for the government what it does”, he said.


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  1. Dis man is wicked he should open school dey ve opened everything why is skul now different jxt say u re tired of paying school fees do u think we re happy staying at home or we are like u people dat did not go to school

  2. Good day sir
    Pls sir i know I’m not in the position to question your authority or ask any questions but pls sir . I want to know.
    If you had a kid who is a candidate of waec 2022 do you think that kid would be happy with your decision? What would the kid do? To me the kid would try his or her best to talk to you to change your mind and that’s what we waec candidates are trying to do .
    Pls sir, on behalf of all the waec 2022 candidates in Nigeria, I am pleading to pls let us write our exams pls . it wont be nice if other west African country writes theirs and we are left behind. Yes i know you love us and you want no harm on us but pls i want you to know this.. By keeping us at home , you are causing more harm to not our today life but our tomorrow . we are the leaders of tomorrow and we want to be great but we cant be great by staying home without education . Yes online lessons are going on but not all kids are priviledged to take part in them not all have phones , not all have parents that can afford radios . We are the Giant of Africa . pls we can’t sit back while others move ahead of us pls sir consider us think of us like your kids and pls change your decision plss.

    Pls listen to the voice of Nigerian kids and hear us ..

    1. You have spoken well.
      Am sure he will definitely do something.

  3. I think fg has a point
    let them handle this situation
    one infected person is enough to infect thousands of students.
    He is right.

  4. Please we need to write this 2022 waec exam.and not all schools are federal schools.

  5. Ur decision may be right for d children’s safty but is it not those same children seen hawking in various crowdy markets in dis country and are even expected to take part in dis forthcoming ondo & edo election? I luv INEC than MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. Dont kill d morals of d young banana suckers dat will grow when d old banana dies pls.

  6. Please we spent alot in this waec and not only that,we are the hope of tomorrow.we waec candidates feel so devastated,bad,terrible and unwanted.pls try to reconsider it sir

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