The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola, has said the decision of the Federal Government to withdraw from the 2019/2020 West African Examinations Council (WAEC) would promote criminalities among the 1.5 million candidates in the country.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria raised the fear that the lives of 1.5 million students, who registered for the 2019/2020 WAEC may hang in the balance with the withdrawal of Nigeria from the external examination.
Babalola said it was wrong for the country to have made such sole decision due to the fear of Covid-19 when other participating nations have not withdrawn from the annual examination.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, had last week announced the Federal Government’s intention to withdraw Nigeria’s candidates from the examination due to the hazard posed by the spread of COVID-19.
But Babalola in a statement he personally signed in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Tuesday, noted that it was a harsh and not well-thought-out decision from the Federal Government.