WAEC postpones West African Senior School Certificate Examination over Coronavirus
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria has postponed the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, 2020, until further notice. It was earlier scheduled to commence on April 6, 2020.
A statement released by the council’s Head of National Office in Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, on Friday March 20th, said the decision was as a result of the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the “serious implications” it has for the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates.
“This decision is a demonstration of the organisation’s concern and support for the various protocols being put in place by the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria and the governments of the other member countries ti check the spread of the disease,” the statement in part read.