Minister of state for Education, Chief Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said on Wednesday while fielding questions from state house reporters, after the eighth virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Chief Nwajiuba said the Federal ministry of Education decision to pause schools resumption plans and postpone of WASSCE for secondary school still remained.
Though they are still considering of re-opening school but decision they are yet to decide with the situation of things. added that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) had also started consultations with West African states on a possibility of shifting dates. He said: “We are still meeting with parents over the decision of the Ministry. What the Minister said reflects the true position of the Ministry; we are not confident yet that everywhere is safe, the numbers from the NCDC are still alarming and we have put this before parents and all the stakeholders in the Education ecosystem, we are still meeting with them.
By the time they are through with that meeting and consultation with stakeholders, communication will flow through everyone if there is any change in Ministry but as it stands, no date or any decision yet.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said Nigerian schools would remain shut and secondary final year students would not write the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) until the Ministry considered it safe for such to happen. Meanwhile, the Minister said the council approved a memorandum presented by his Ministry for a contract worth N136 million for the procurement of computers and seats for theatres in auditoriums at the University of Benin. Nwajiuba said the contract would be funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
Muhammad Mahmood, minster of environment said the council approved solid waste management policy. it is to provide a framework for comprehensive integrated solid waste management in which the federal state and local governments, MDAs institution NGOs will be part of it.
All this was put together by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and Federal Ministry of Environment and other stakeholders.