- WAEC has denied changes to its exam timetable date
- The exam body made the disclosure on Thursday, August 20, via its official Twitter handle
- A Twitter user has asked the examination if there were changes to the date of a subject
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The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has denied any change in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) timetable date.
The exam body announced this on Wednesday, August 19, via its official Twitter handle in response to an online user.
A Twitter user @SamooOfficial had shared a picture of a letter from the WAEC office with changes to a subject timetable date.
However, the examination body responded saying the changes do not apply to candidates in Nigeria.
It would be recalled that WAEC had denied leakage of its Mathematics paper as the 2020 SSCE exam commenced under strict coronavirus protocols for school candidates across the country.
The head of public affairs of WAEC, Demianus Ojijeogu, said the answers in circulation which were believed to be leaked from the Mathematics subject written Monday, August 13, were fake.
“No, it’s not true. They were fake. Scammers photoshopped past question papers to sway gullible candidates,” he said.
The examination, which was supposed to commence on April 6 to June 5, was suspended due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Unlike in the past, all candidates writing the paper were seen sitting apart from one another in line with the COVID-19 protocol of the federal government.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a digital researcher, Rosemary Ajayi, revealed that leaked answers to some subject in the ongoing WASSCE are being shared in some Nigerian WhatsApp groups.
In a Twitter thread, she made on Wednesday, August 19, Rosemary said she came up with her findings after she joined random WhatsApp groups.
She claimed that one of the administrators of such group shared prepared answers to Agricultural Science and Economics, two subjects that were yet to be taken. According to her, the answers came 27 minutes before the exam time.
In other news, seven students have contracted COVID-19. The students who are from Government Girls’ College, Doma, Gombe state, tested positive for the infection after the government carried out tests on the final-year students following their resumption.
The commissioner for education, Habu Dahiru, revealed this on Wednesday, August 19. Dahiru went on to note that the seven new patients are also candidates writing the WASSCE.
He also said the students who tested positive would be moved to an isolation centre and they will not be allowed to miss their papers.
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