BREAKING: WAEC Set Date For 2021 WASSCE (WAEC Timetable Here)
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has now rescheduled 2021 May/June school examination popularly known as West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
A press statement just released on Friday revealed that this year’s examination will now start August 16 and end September 30.
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The Acting Head, Public Affairs, WAEC, Nigeria, Demianus Ojijeogu, made this known in the statement titled, ‘Conduct Of WASSCE For School Candidates, 2021 In Nigeria’, on Friday.
The examination body also debunked reports that it postponed the examination, noting that the WAEC Nigeria Head, Patrick Areghan, was quoted out of context at a briefing on Tuesday when he announced the release of results of WASSCE for private candidates.
According to the statement issued on Friday, Areghan said the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic has distorted the academic calendars of schools, hence, it will be impossible for candidates to sit for the examination in May because most of the schools are still in their first term.
The statement added that Areghan had at the Tuesday briefing said, “Let me also use this opportunity to dispel rumours being peddled about by some people regarding the conduct of WASSCE for School Candidates, 2021. 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.
“Consequently, the Council wishes to inform schools, candidates and the general public that the examination will hold from August 16, 2021 to September 30, 2021. The International timetable for the conduct of the examination will be released in due course.”