WEST Africans Examination Council (WAEC), a body that organises Senior School Certificate Examination in West African countries has finalised arrangement for the 2020 examination.
This was announced yesterday by the Minister of state for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba in a COVID-19 briefing at Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, stating that the 2020 WAEC Examination is scheduled to commence on August 4, 2020 and end on September 5, 2020.
The West Africa countries whose SSCE exams are being overseen by WAEC includes; Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The announcement is coming days after federal government announced that school will reopen for only students in graduating classes (Primary 6, JSS 3 and SS3).
According to the minister, “If there are no further complications along the way the WAEC examination for Nigeria is expected to resume by August 4 and end by September 5, 2020”.
He also said that for the meantime all schools are mandated to run day and no boarding till further notice.
The minister however advised students who are in this category of exam candidacy to make hail while the sun shines and sit up academically in this one month period to the exam as the exam will not be less difficult than the previous years, it will probably be more difficult due to the interval of time given before the examination begins.
It could be recalled that the Federal Government of Nigeria put on hold academic session in March to forestall the spread of Coronavirus.
However, there have been many uncertainties as to whether the annual examination will hold this year (2020) or not, due to series of rumours regarding the exact date for the examination.