President General of the Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria, NAPTAN, Haruna Danjuma says no time has been fixed for an expected meeting with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
The meeting is part of efforts to discuss the decision of the Minister to put on hold the earlier announced partial reopening of schools for final year students to take part in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, billed for August 4 to September 5.
The NAPTAN President who spoke with ait.live on telephone said his executives are making frantic efforts to get the attention of the Education Minister for a meeting.
Meanwhile, high profile personalities like the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and the former National President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Sally Bolu-Joko, have criticised the Nigerian Government’s decision, describing it as an attempt to further set the country’s already struggling education backwards.
Already, the Education Commissioners from the 19 northern states have thrown their weight behind the Minister’s decision, arguing that it is not safe to let children return to school, while the infection rates of Covid-19, keep rising nationwide.
(Editor: Terverr Tyav)