Federal Government (FG) says secondary SCHOOL students might sit for General Certificate of Education (GCE).
The Federal Government has declared that student in the final class might have to sit for the General Certificate Examination in November if there is no shift in the timetable of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, disclosed this during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday in Abuja.
He said this might be the option for the Nigerian students if the government cannot convince WAEC to shift the examination scheduled to start on August 4.
The Minister, however stated that, there was a possibility of the country meeting up with the WAEC timetable. There was already a negotiated timeline to move local language subjects such as Ibo, Yoruba and Hausa behind, to allow all participating countries the needed time to write the general subjects at the same time.
“WAEC unfortunately, is unable to wholesomely move the exams , but we have also worked out a negotiated timeline with WAEC on what we call peculiar Nigerian subjects which in the language of WAEC are subjects that are only held in Nigeria such as Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba.
“The Ghanaians will take examinations peculiar to them but they are all in the first part of the time table. Also, we will work out a domestication module that will take our peculiar subjects behind after we have done generals.
“Nigeria is not moving away from it. The option would have been to go to November to take the GCE external exam; Nigeria is carefully studying that if in the event everything fails , we will may go to that.”