WAEC clarifies on 2021 WASSCE date

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Patrick Areghan, WAEC Head of National Office in Nigeria
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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria has corrected the disinformation in the public claiming that it had postponed the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates.

It noted that the WAEC head in Nigeria, Mr Patrick Areghan was quoted out of context during the press brief heralding the release of the WASSCE for Private Candidates 2021 earlier in the week.

“The attention of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria has been drawn to publications in some national dailies and online media, to the effect that WAEC has postponed the May/June 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE),” the statement signed by WAEC spokesperson, Mr Demianus Ojijeogu read in part.

The Head of National Office had in his address during the press briefing stated as follows:

“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”.

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WAEC said 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.”

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