The Federal Government has put on hold the planned resumption of federal schools .
It has also stopped students from participating in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 4 to September 5.
The Minister of Education , Adamu Adamu , disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the end of a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) .
The minister said federal schools would remain closed until it is safe to reopen them .
He also urged state governments that have announced school resumption plans to rescind such .
Adamu stated that the West African Examinations Council could not 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 heath dangers amid the coronavirus pandemic .