The Federal Government has reversed its earlier decision to partially of schools.
It said no school will participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 5th and September 5th.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, had on Monday announced the commencement of WASSCE.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, speaking to State House Correspondents at the end of the federal executive council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, said that Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said final year students preparing for Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be allowed to return to school contrary to earlier announcement.
Adamu stated that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) cannot determine the resumption date of schools for Nigeria.
He said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to dangers.