COVID-19 WAEC postpones 2020 examination
By our correspondent
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria and West African Sub-region has postponed the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) scheduled to commence on April 6, 2020 over coronavirus.
The body postponed the examinations following the anxieties the novel pandemic has generated among the populace as well as its implications for the conduct of WASSCE for school candidates.
The 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 in Nigeria and governments of the other member countries to check the spread of the disease, a statement by the Head of National Office (HNO) of WAEC, Mr. Patrick E. Areghan, on Friday.
He said: “Consequently, the earlier released timetable for the conduct of the examination is hereby suspended until further notice.”
He, however, assured all candidates, schools presenting candidates for the examination and other stakeholders that the decision would be reviewed once the health situation improves.