Latest: Reps tell Buhari to overrule order made by the Education Minister on WASSCE

The House of Representatives has called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to order a partial reopening of schools to allow pupils sit the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.

The House called on Buhari to overrule the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and allow pupils to sit the examination.

The House made the call at plenary on Tuesday following a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Mr Nnolim Nnaji, with the Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu; Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education and Services, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere; Awaji-Inombek Abiante, Usman Abdullahi, Abubakar Abdullahi and Bukola Oyewo, as co-sponsors.

The Committee on Basic Education and Services had on Friday faulted the decision of the Federal Government to suspend the plan to partially reopen schools for pupils in final classes to take external examinations.

The committee criticised the decision to disallow Nigerian pupils from sitting the WASSCE to be conducted by the West African Examination Council for the 2019/2020 academic session.

The House, while adopting the motion, “urge the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to reverse the decision of the Federal Ministry of Education withdrawing Nigeria from participating in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination and other similar examinations.”

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