The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has suspended the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, WASSCE, earlier scheduled to begin on April 6.
A statement signed on Friday by the WAEC’s head of Nigeria office, Patrick Areghan, said the move became necessary as a result of the impact of the pandemic, especially on the conduct of WASSCE for school candidates.
The Areghan said: “This decision is a demonstration of the organization’s concern and support for the various protocols being put in place by the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria and the government of the other member countries to check the spread of the disease.
“Consequently, the earlier released Timetable for the conduct of the examination is hereby suspended until further notice.
“We wish to assure all candidates, schools presenting candidates for the examination, all stakeholders, and indeed, the general public that this decision will be reviewed once the health situation improves.
“We enjoin all school principals presenting candidates for the examination to please inform their candidates accordingly.
“A new date for the commencement of the examination will be communicated to schools and all stakeholders in due course.”