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WAEC Exams Commence August 4



The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will now hold from 4 August to 5 September, 2020.

The minister of state for Education, Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, who stated this yesterday at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing in Abuja, also  said that National Examination Council (NECO) and NABTEB examinations  would also commence immediately when the WAEC examination is completed.

According to him, “As soon as we conclude WAEC, we will take NABTEB and NECO.”

The federal government last week approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide.

The minister further said all states have the option of either resumption for day or boarding students as long as they follow the basic rules and regulations to contain the spread COVID-19.

He also said that the Federal Ministry of Education will on Tuesday old conclusive stakeholders’ meetings with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) on new examination dates urging final year students who are yet to register for SSCE to do so as soon as possible.

Nwajiuba said private school owners must keep to the regulations of   the pandemic control as the school reopen for the examination.

The commencement of the annual Senior Secondary School Examinations (SSCE) for students in senior secondary three was delayed because of COVID-19 pandemic.