COVID-19: WAEC postpones school May/June WASSCE

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has postponed the May/June 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) for school candidates indefinitely.

Mr. Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan, WAEC Nigeria’s Head of National Office, in a statement, said the examinations scheduled to begin April 6, 2020, in member countries, were postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

“The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria nay the West African sub-region, has decided to put on hold the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) for School Candidates, earlier scheduled to commence on April 6, 2020.

“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,” he said.

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

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