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WAEC Postpones Examination Indefinitely

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has postponed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) 2020 for school candidates in Nigeria and West African sub-region, indefinitely.

The examination which was scheduled to begin April 6, 2020, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

WAEC Nigeria’s Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan, said that

“This is as a result of the impact of the novel and deadly Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the serious implications it has for the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates, 2020, coupled with the anxieties it has generated among the populace.

“This decision is a demonstration of the organisation’s concern and support for the various protocols being put in place by the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria and the governments of the other member countries to check the spread of the disease.

Areghan said the timetable for the examination had been suspended and would be “reviewed once the health situation improves.”

Also, the Minister of State For Education, Emeka Nwajubu, announced during a press briefing that "WAEC and NECO for the year have been postponed indefinitely".

He said provision has been made for students to study online and for children who do not have access to the online study, the Ministry is working with radio corporations to get across to students.


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