The outbreak of Corona virus has impacted negatively on all spheres of the nation's economy and sectors. The educational sector is not excluded as it has prevented Nigerian students from going to school for over 4 months now.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has withdrawn Nigerian students from writing 2020 WASSCE exams due to the outbreak of the deadly virus. Following this development, the Lagos State Government have agreed to make known their decision on the issue on Monday, 13th July, 2020.

The Federal Government had earlier moved the agenda to reopen school but later took back their decision due to the fact that the safety of the students were at risk. Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education while advising the state governments, urged them to reverse the plan to open schools because the FG would prefer students to lose an academic year than to be exposed to the deadly virus. 

Reacting to the Federal Government's decision, Lagos state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo said the state government would make known their own decision on Monday. 

In her words she said; 
We are still reviewing the situation and will let you know our decision on Monday. I don’t want to say more than that; give us time. It is something we can’t respond to now. There is not enough clarity; so it’s better to speak when I do.

The examinations are important but the safety of the students are paramount. We believe the FG and State Government will reach a compromise soon. Share your thoughts below.