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General News of Tuesday, 6 April 2021


Coronavirus: 2021 WASSCE postponed

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, announced that the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, scheduled for May/June, may be postponed.

According to NAN, Council’s Head of National Office, HNO, Patrick Areghan, made this stament during the announcement of the released results of the 2021 first series of WASSCE for private candidates on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Lagos.

This move he said is as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which has had a severe impact on the education sector.

He indicated that the entire education calendar has been affected immensely, therefore the scheduled examination may not hold.

“Let me use this opportunity to dispel rumours being peddled about by some people regarding the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates, 2021.

“The effect of the COVID-19 is still very much felt in the education sector and this has taken its toll on the academic calendar in the country.

“It is, therefore, not going to be possible to have the examination in May/June this year.

A convenient international timetable for the conduct of this examination will soon be released.

“To this effect, all stakeholders are, therefore, requested to keep their fingers crossed until they hear directly from WAEC,’’ the WAEC boss said.

Areghan however, urged the schools to ensure students enrol for the examination at the stipulated time.

“All schools are advised to get this aspect of the registration process right, in order to make the entry processes seamless.’’

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