The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has postponed the English Language papers in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) for Private Candidates earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, 22nd September.
The examination body revealed this on its official Twitter handle, @waecnigeria, when a candidate wanted a confirmation of the postponement of the paper. It said that the paper will now hold on 29th September.
In the tweet response given over the weekend, the WAEC handler also directed candidates to visit its site to download an updated timetable.
“English Language papers will be written on September 29, 2018. Please, go to our registration site (http://registration.waecdirect.org ) and download the timetable,” it stated.
Some pundits have speculated that the postponement is due to the gubernatorial election holding in Osun State on 22nd September, the earlier date of the examination.
EduCeleb.com reports that the 2018 WASSCE for Private Candidates began on 14th August and is expected to end on 2nd October.
It is believed that this development would give candidates more time to prepare for the all important examination paper.
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