- The 2020 WASSCE will begin on Monday, August 17
- The examination will end on Saturday, September 20
- The timetable for the examination was released by WAEC on Tuesday, August 4
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Tuesday, August 4, released the timetable for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
WAEC on its official Twitter page called on students not to patronise those who publish other versions of the said timetable.
The council's head of public affairs, Demiaus Ojijiegu, disclosed that the examination will begin on Monday, August 17, and expected to end on Saturday, September 20.
Ojijiegu advised students to abide by all protocols stipulated by the federal government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that following the increasing cases of coronavirus in the country, the federal government had warned the state governments against the reopening of schools because of pressure from the children and parents.
The minister of state for education, Chukwuemaka Nwajiuba, who spoke on Monday, June 22, while reacting to questions at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, also said the Federal Ministry of Education did not give Oyo state any guidance to reopen schools.
Legit.ng gathered that Nwajiuba said he was particularly concerned about the spike in the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oyo state, saying it was Ogun state under lockdown that was actually the concern of the government.
He, however, announced that the final year students preparing for the West African Examination Council (WAEC)’s Senior Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE), National Examination Council (NECO) and National Business and Technical Education Board (NABTEB) examinations would soon be allowed to resume for revisions.
He appealed to parents and other stakeholders to continue to bear with the government while the situation is being monitored so as to guarantee the safety of children when the schools are eventually reopened.
The minister said: “The ministry of education did not give guidance to Oyo state to reopen schools. We also think that is a little bit of contradictory because if you look next to them is Ogun state that actually had a lockdown..."
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