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If Elections can Hold, Students Can Take WASSCE- Abuja NGO

OpenFees, an Abuja-based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), has said that if the government can hold elections, then Students can also write their West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

They said this in a statement released on Sunday by its Portfolio Coordinator, Stephanie Ronald, in which they called on the Nigerian government not to play politics with the education of the youths.

The statement was titled, “WASSCE: If You Can Hold Elections, Students Can Take Exams –OpenFees Tells FG”.

The group said, “Science, technology and rigorous enforcement of hygiene and social distancing rules are already making it possible for schools elsewhere to reopen gradually and there is no reason why we can’t use that here.

“We are particularly concerned that JSS 3 and SS 3 students in public schools, most of who have not had significant learning because of poor access to online resources, would have to wait for another year before taking their final exams.

“If government can invest half the time and resources it wants to use to conduct elections, in spite of COVID-19, to provide safe environment for students, it should be possible for these final-year students to take their exams without too much difficulty.”

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