Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the Federal Government's choice to singularly drop the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

In an announcement gave by his media office, he portrayed the crossing out of the assessment yearly led by the West African Examinations Council as "not to Nigeria's greatest advantage."

The statement reads in part:
"As a parent and financial specialist in the instruction area, I wish to enroll the way that the Nigerian government's arrangement of singularly dropping the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, held every year by the West African Examinations Council, isn't to Nigeria's greatest advantage.

"During a period of the worldwide COVID19 pandemic, it is justifiable that a plenitude of alert be set up to spare lives. Be that as it may, alert, without discussion, and nice activity, might be counter-gainful.

"1.5 million Nigerian young people compose the West African Senior School Certificate Examination every year. To suddenly drop this assessment is to interfered with our country's childhood and spot them behind their counterparts in other West African countries. This is dangerous, in light of the fact that Foreign Direct Investments and other monetary markers, are attached to the instructive lists of countries.

"As of now, Nigeria lingers behind other African countries in critical records, similar to class enrolment, pass rates, and out of younger students. This activity, will additionally make tumult in the state funded training framework and intensify an effectively awful circumstance.

" Rather than wiping out, there are better approaches to ensure the wellbeing of Nigerians and keep the pandemic from heightening. We could activate all accessible open and private foundations including elementary schools, stadia, and films, for the assessments."

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