The 2020/2021 Candidates for the West African Examination Council, especially those who wrote Jamb and filled awaiting results while registering their Jamb have expressed their views on the decision of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
On the ground of the exam cancellation, the students would surely lose their admission if the federal government refuses to reverse their statement and decision. Their concerns are hovered around losing a school year plus having their money and sacrifices go down the drain.
Abdulrazak Abubakar, a student of Government Day Secondary School, Gulu, Niger state, felt unhappy with the cancellation of WAEC and pleaded with the FG to review their decision on the cancellation of the final year examinations.
“Our potentials has been dying since the inception of the total lockdown of schools across Nigeria. We have targets and expectations to hit in life. We didn’t come to this world to be wandering and roaming the street,” he said.
Kamil Kauthar also cried out when he heard that the FG has suspended WAEC this year and she started asking herself different questions:
“Am I going to write another jamb next year? What is going to happen with the one I have written before? I may not score up to this mark next year.” she groaned.
Ummu Damaga, a WAEC candidate at Government day secondary school, Gulu, expressed her plight saying that if the federal government did not reverse their decision, most of the female students from the northern part of the country would be forced to get married; thereby bury their future ambitions.
“Well, I’m not surprised, when you have a leader who does not value the education of common Nigerian students, expect nothing than frustrations and backwardness.” she cried out.
In recent publications, Prof. Charles Ayo, a former Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, gave his submissions in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)on why Nigerian Students Must Write 2020 WASSCE.
However, with the effect of COVID-19 pandemic around he world, we may likely be facing more than WASSCE cancellation, given a new report that shows that close to seven million students from primary and secondary schools could drop out due to the income shock of novel virus.