How WASSCE will be operated in Nigeria – Minister

The federal government has announced the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) subjects unusual to Nigeria candidates will be assumed from September 5 through September 14, 2020.

The government announced the exams for subjects common to all English speaking countries of West Africa ( (Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and Liberia) will continue as previously disclosed on August 17.

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, made this known at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 meeting on Monday.

He said all the state commissioners and governors have decided that all schools will open in Nigeria from August 3. This is to ready the students for the WASSCE which will commence on August 17.

“This alters the timetable we agitated earlier by as much as two weeks. What the approval entails is WAEC West Africa and all the countries that are in it have decided that the exams should continue, but the exams peculiar to Nigeria will be taken from September 5 through to September 14,” he said.

He announced Nigeria will then continue to “lanched its own timetable for the exams.”

“The exams that are common to all the countries of West Africa will proceed as previously published on August 17. This today was accepted by every state in Nigeria and endorsed by the Presidential Task Force today at our discussion. Revision classes begin from today,” he announced.

previously, the WASSCE was billed to start August 17.

The government also announced exit classes in secondary schools will resume August 4.


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