The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has postponed the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) indefinitely over the coronavirus pandemic.
The examination was initially scheduled to commence on April 6, 2020.
Mr. Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan, WAEC Nigeria’s Head of National Office, said the examination was postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement reads in part: “The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria, nay, the West African sub-region, has decided to put on hold the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination“This is as a result of the impact of the novel and deadly Corona Virus pandemic (COVID-19) and the serious implications it has for the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates, 2020, coupled with the anxieties it has generated among the populace.
“This decision is a demonstration of the organisation’s concern and support for the various protocols being put in place by the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria and the governments of the other member countries to check the spread of the disease.
He added that the timetable for the examination would be reviewed once the health situation improves.