WAEC reschedules May/June exams to August
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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) said it has postponed the May/June 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria to August 2021.
WAEC spokesman Demianus Ojijeogu in a statement said the exams earlier scheduled for May/June, will now hold between August 16 and September 30.
The exam body denied media reports that the 2021 WASSCE in Nigeria has been postponed. But informed, “schools, candidates and the general public that the exam will hold from August 16 to September 30, 2021.”
“We wish to categorically state that the head of the national office was quoted out of context,” Ojijeogu said.
Aregan said the “effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still very much felt in the education sector. The academic calendar has been distorted. It will, therefore, not be possible to have the examination in May/June this year.