The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will not be held in May/June as usual due to the change in academic calendar caused by the covid-19 pandemic.
The examination body said in a press release made on Friday, 9 April, by the head of public affairs for WAEC, Demianus Ojijeogu, reads in part:
“The Council wishes to inform schools, candidates and the general public that the examinations will hold from August 16, 2021 to September 30, 2021.”
Stating that “the arrangement was inline with the current academic calendar and was done in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education.”
This new information comes days after the Council’s Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan earlier announced that the examination will not be held this year.
Reacting to above mentioned, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu said Mr. Patrick Areghan was quoted out of context and the exams will still hold this year.
Adding that the international timetable has not been released yet but will be done in due course.
— WAEC NIGERIA (@waecnigeria) April 9, 2021