UPDATED: FG announces date for commencement of WAEC examination
WAEC Examination: The management of the West African Examination Council-WAEC has officially announce the fix date for the 2020 examination which was postponed because of the global pandemic known as CoronaVirus.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will now hold from August 4 to September 5, 2020.
This information was published during the daily Covid-19 Presidential Task Force briefing by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba on Monday.
The government said the reopening of schools was meant to allow students in graduating classes (Primary 6, JSS 3, SS3 only) resume preparation for examinations which is going to take place soon.
The federal government had earlier announced that final year students, including those to take the WAEC examinations, would resume schools immediately.
Schools across Nigeria have been shut since March 19 to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
“The idea is we have a month from now till August 4, so the states who are willing should make their schools available for their children to revise,” he said.
He made known to the entire public that the new WAEC date is part of their discussion with stakeholders which includes National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) and Nigeria Union of Teachers tomorrow
He appealed to candidates to prepare for their examinations.
He said registration for the National Examination Council (NECO) continues.
Moreso, he admonishes students that have not done their NECO registration to do so in order for them to meet time frame that will be given for the examination.
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