The Joint Campus Committee of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ondo State Axis has faulted the cancellation of 2020 West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) in the country.
It said the Federal government ought to put modalities in place to check spread of COVID-19 at the examination centres instead of outright cancellation.
Chairman, NANS (JCC) Ondo Axis, Comrade Akinteye Babatunde, stated this while speaking to journalists in Akure in commemoration of the 8th remembrance anniversary of four students leaders who died in a road accident.
Comrade Akinteye who called for the sack of the Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, called for reopening of schools across the country.
Akinteye explained that the students died on their way back from an award ceremony in Abuja in honour of former Governor of the state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
He said it was regrettable that the students have not been immortalized by the state government in terms of attending to their families.
According to him, “We believe government is continuum. The fallen heroes died when they travelled to Abuja in company of Governor Olusegun Mimiko to honour him. But they have been abandoned since July 13, 2012. If they had not died, they would have been taking care of their parents and families.”
The victims are; Dapo Awopegba, President, FUTASUG, Akintola Abiodun, President, Adeyemi College of Education SUG, Aremo Olugbenga Olabode, NANS Vice President (External) and Akinloosotu Oyinkansola, President Ondo State School of Midwifery SUG.
Akinteye also disclosed that the union was negotiating with the state government to see how fees in tertiary institutions in the state could be reviewed downward.