The Federal government has announced that the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will begin on August 4. Channels TV report that this was announced on Monday, July 6, in Abuja, by state Minister of education Emeka Nwajiuba at a briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Globalgistng gathered, he said that the exams will start on August 4 and end on September 5. I urge the General public to take note of this statement.
He said: “From August 4 to September 5, please note. Last week, the PTF Chairman announced that school facilities will be available for those who want to go to revision classes.
“The idea here is that we have a whole month from now until then, who can and who wants to; States that want to should make their schools accessible to their children to review them.
“We have done everything possible with our representatives in the WAEC, and this afternoon we confirmed that the dates set for the exams will be from August 4 to September 5.
The Ministry will publish the local exam schedule after meeting with representatives of the Nigerian Center for disease control (NCDC) and the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), as well as other interested parties, he said.
Nwajiuba said that as soon as the WAEC exams are completed, the government will proceed with the national examination Board (NECO) and National Council for commercial and technical examinations (NABTEB) exams.
WASSCE is a standardized test administered by the West African Examination Council (WAECO) for high school students in their senior year.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the WAEC on Sunday, July 5, asked Nigerians to ignore the schedule, which is currently circulating throughout the country.
It was reported that the proposed timetable was released hours after the Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced the reopening of schools for some groups of students.
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Schools have remained closed for several months due to the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in Lagos and parts of Nigeria.
In response to a request from a Nigerian on Twitter, Jamiu Kazima Babatunde WAEC stated that the schedule does not follow from it.
WAEC said that he “did not release the schedule into circulation. As you can see, this was the schedule we used for the previous exam. Please don’t pay any attention to this.”