The National President of Parents and Teachers under the platform of the National Parents Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), Mr. Haruna Danjuma,has disclosed that NAPTAN will today meet with the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, over the decision of the Federal Government on school reopening and the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Danjuma said expectations were high that the minister would agree to a meeting as a matter of urgency. He said the association would be in the office of the Minister by 10am towards booking a meeting with him.
Danjuma stated that the NAPTAN would be asking the Federal Government to reconsider its decision bearing in mind that parents were committed to protecting their children from contracting COVID-19 and that several students yearned for the WASSCE results to further their education.
According to Danjuma, what is imperative is for the government, school administrators and examination bodies themselves to also implement measures that will ensure the safe conduct of WASSCE.
“The government should have a second look at this issue. There are those students who have sat for UTME and are awaiting WASSCE results. JAMB has released the result and some have got a very good result. We are trying to see that they sit for their WASSCE so that they can take it to seek their admission. We are appealing to government to look at this issue. We parents are ready to do all that is required to protect our children and once the government, school administrators, examination bodies play their own roles, there won’t be any problem,” Danjuma said.