WAEC: Possibility of postponing May/June examinations in Nigeria

WAEC: Possibility of postponing May/June examinations in Nigeria; this decision may be taken due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) announced on Tuesday the 6th of April, that there is a possibility of postponing the 2021 exam West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria.
Patrick Areghan, the WAEC’s head of the Nigeria national office said the coronavirus pandemic disorganized the academic calendar so much that there is no guaranty that the yearly terminal examinations will be held on schedule.

“Areghan said, “Due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, It will, therefore, not be possible to have the examination in May/June this year.”  “A convenient International Timetable for conducting the examination will soon be released.”

Areghan also explained that all stakeholders have been informed to keep their hopes up until they hear from WAEC on whether the exams will take place.

The Nigerian WAEC head revealed that there was no reported case of any invigilator, supervisor, WAEC staff or any examination functionary that were infected with the coronavirus disease.

Announcing the 2020 private WAEC results, Areghan stated that a total of 7,690 candidates entered for the examination,  which reveals a 38% decline when compared with the 2020 figure.

However, only 2,195 candidates, representing 30.11% obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

Areghan  further explained that “The number of candidates that had five credits, including English Language and Mathematics may not necessarily be a criterion for judging the level of performance in this examination.”

Candidates who sat the examination are now at liberty to check the details of their performance on the Council’s results website.

The Result Checker PIN and Serial Number of the candidates that are needed to check their results online are contained on the candidate’s Smart Identity Card used during the conduct of the examination.

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