WASSCE 2021 Will Not Hold in May/June
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said its 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates may not hold as earlier scheduled.
This information was made known to Edustuff on Tuesday in Lagos according to NAN reports while the Council’s Head of National Office (HNO), Mr Patrick Areghan was announcing the release WAEC GCE 1st series results for private Candidates.
According to him, the effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still much felt in the education sector.
He noted that the entire education calendar has been distorted, therefore, it may not be possible to conduct the examination as scheduled.
“Let me use this opportunity to dispel rumours being peddled about by some people regarding the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates, 2021.
“The effect of the COVID-19 is still very much felt in the education sector and this has taken its toll on the academic calendar in the country.
“It is, therefore, not going to be possible to have the examination in May/June this year.
A convenient international timetable for the conduct of this examination will soon be released.
“To this effect, all stakeholders are, therefore, requested to keep their fingers crossed until they hear directly from WAEC,’’ the WAEC boss said.
“All schools are advised to get this aspect of the registration process right, in order to make the entry processes seamless.’’