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Oyo state says learning will go on despite FG’s position on WAEC

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The Oyo State Government has on Thursday demonstrated that it would retain the school open and enable students to continue learning despite the Federal Government’s statement that the WASCE examination would not go on in Nigeria.

The Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Barr Olasunkanmi Olaleye notified Newsmen that the FG’s verdict would not make Oyo revisit its stance on school reopening and learning.

He explained that the state was expecting for WAEC’s conclusion on the development.

Olaleye told the Federal Government’s judgment could withhold pupils the chance to partake in a regional examination which would enable them to strive anywhere in the world.

He, however, affirmed positiveness that the Federal Government would dialogue with WAEC on the matter and find a way out.

His words: “The school has resumed in Oyo State and we are observing protocols of COVID-19. We will continue to prepare for terminal examinations including WASCE. Learning will continue.

“An examination is an integral part of education. Five other countries are participating in WASCE. Hence, the certificate has international value. Refusal to participate means denying our children the opportunity to compete with their counterparts all over the world.

“However, we believe that dialogue will prevail. We are waiting for WAEC’s position on this matter. We believe that the Federal Government and WAEC will dialogue and find a way out. Oyo State will keep the school open and learning will go on.”

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