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WAEC postpones May/June exams


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Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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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.

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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.”

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“We wish to categorically state that the head of the national office was quoted out of context,” Mr Ojijeogu said.

He 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.

“A convenient International Timetable for the conduct of the examination will soon be released.

“The arrangement is in line with the current academic calendar and was done in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education.”

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WAEC stated that “the International timetable for the conduct of the exam will be released in due course.”

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He said there was no reported case of any invigilator, supervisor, WAEC staff, or any examination functionary that were infected with the coronavirus disease during the last exam.

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