The Federal Government says final year secondary school students may have to sit for the General Certificate of Education GCE in November if there is no shift in the timetable of the West African Examination Council WAEC.

The Minister of State, Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force PTF on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Nwajiuba said that government would meet with stakeholders again on July 30, to review the guidelines, provisions and preparations for safe reopening of schools.

According to him, sitting for the GCE may become the only option for Nigerian students if the country cannot convince WAEC to shift its examinations as requested for by the Federal Government.