The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools has appealed to the Federal Government to review its stand on the suspension of 2020 public examinations.
In a statement on Monday, representative of the body, Yomi Odubela, said there is a need to avoid a situation where Nigerian students will be forced to seek an alternative way of writing these examinations by approaching neighboring countries such as Ghana, adding that it would not be good for the image of the country.
Odubela also noted that Private Schools under NAPPS are ready to resume classes, while strictly complying with the safety protocols prescribed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control.
Based on our readiness to safely reopen schools in phases starting with JSS3 and more importantly SSS3 students who will be sitting for their WASSCE conducted by WAEC, NECO, etc, we are using this medium to call on the Federal Ministry of Education to revisit its reversal on resumption and suspension of 2020 public examinations (WAEC, NECO, etc) for the following reasons.
“Even though we appreciate the safety concerns of the Federal Government, private schools are fully prepared for safe reopening of schools with investment already made to procure safety equipment as advised by Nigeria Council for Disease Control (NCDC) to ensure the safe reopening of schools nationwide,” he said.