The Federal Government on Monday announced that the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will hold from August 3 to September 5, 2020.
The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, disclosed this at the 49th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
According to him, this present an opportunity for all the states in the country to prepare their schools to accommodate the students for the examinations.q¹
Nwajiuba also advised parents and guardians to ensure their wards register for ongoing National Examinations Council (NECO) examinations registration.
He said dates for National Business and Technical Education Board (NABTEB) and NECO will be announced soon because the exams will commence after WAEC had been concluded.
“WAEC will commence from the 4th of August to the 5th of September. Parents please take note”, he said.
“Last week, the PTF chairman announced that school facilities will be available for those who want to go into revision classes.
“As soon as we conclude WAEC, we will take up the NABTEB and NECO exams. The idea is that we have a month from now till then. Those who can and those who are willing, the states who are willing should make their schools available for their children to revise.
“We have done the most we can to talk with our representatives at WAEC and this (Monday) afternoon, we confirmed dates allotted for the exams will be from the 4th of August through to the 5th of September. Local timings will be published.
“From tomorrow, this is what we are taking into our concluding stakeholder meetings with NCDC, Nigerian Union of Teachers, everybody will be at the stakeholders meeting tomorrow and this date is what we are going to look at.
“We will be asking that those who are not prepared yet should please go and prepare.
“We are continuing with registration for NECO. For those who have not concluded registration along those lines, this is the time to update and get your registration done,” Nwajiuba said.
KanyiDaily recalls on Friday, March 20, 2020, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria had postponed the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) indefinitely as a result of coronavirus pandemic.