By Adedapo Adesanya
The federal government has revealed that the regional West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will commence in Nigeria August 4 through September 5, 2020.
This information was disclosed by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, on Monday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He said, “From the 4th of August to the 5th of September, students will write the WAEC exams in Nigeria, please take note.”
“Last week, the Chairman of the PTF announced that school facilities will be available for those who want to go into revision classes.
“The idea here is that we have a whole month from now till then, those who can and those who are willing; the states who are willing should make their schools available for their children to revise.
“We have done the most we can with our representatives at WAEC and we have, this afternoon, confirmed that the dates allotted for the exams will be from the 4th of August through to the 5th of September,” the minister added.
According to him, the ministry will publish the local timings for the examinations after a meeting with authorities of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), among other stakeholders.
Mr Nwajiuba disclosed that as soon as WAEC examinations were concluded, the government would take up the National Examination Council (NECO) and the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) examinations.
“From tomorrow, this is part of what we are taking into our concluding stakeholder meeting with NCDC, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and everybody will be at the concluding stakeholders meeting tomorrow and these dates are what we are going to take into the meeting.
“We will be asking that those who are not prepared yet should please go and prepare.
“We are continuing with registrations for NECO for those who have not concluded registration along those lines, this is the time also to update and get your registration done,” he added.
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