COVID-19: FG makes u-turn, says schools cannot resume again amid rise in cases

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The Federal government has rescinded its decision to reopen schools for the West African Examination Council examination and other external examinations as the novel coronavirus continues to deal huge blows to the country.

Recall that the federal government announced the resumption of schools for WAEC between August 5 and September 5 after the examination was initially postponed indefinitely to check the spread of COVID-19.

Minister of education, Adamu Adamu revealed the new development to newsmen in Abuja today.

Speaking to state house correspondents at the end of the virtual federal executive council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, Adamu said Nigerian schools would not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said that final-year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) would also not be allowed to return to school contrary to earlier announcement.

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