The federal government revoked its previous school restart decision.
It also said that no Nigerian school will participate in the certificate examinations scheduled for 5 August to 5 September in the West African Senior School.
The West African Examination Board (WAEC) examination this year was postponed indefinitely in April, after it was expected to begin in May beforehand.
It was postponed after schools were shut down throughout the country to prevent coronavirus spread (COVID-19).
However, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, declared at a media briefing on 6 July that the exams will now be held between 4 August and 5 September.
At the conclusion of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu told State House correspondents that Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandeemic.
He said last year, against the earlier declaration, students preparing the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be able to return to school.
Mr. Adamu claimed that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) could not decide Nigeria schools’ resumption dates.
He said he would prefer to risk an academic year for Nigerian students rather than expose them to dangers.