- WAEC has shifted the commencement of WASSCE for private candidates to November 30
- The head of public affairs, WAEC Nigeria, Demianus Ojijeogu, made this known on Monday, November 9
- Ojijeogu said the examination was initially scheduled to commence on Saturday, November 14
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the postponement of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates in Nigeria.
Legit.ng reports that Demianus Ojijeogu, the head of public affairs, WAEC Nigeria, who made this known in a statement, said the examination would commence on Monday, November 30.
The statement was titled - West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, 2020-second series: Change in the timetable.
“The West African Examinations Council, Nigeria wishes to inform all registered candidates for WASSCE for private candidates, 2020-second series and the general public that there has been a change in timetable.
“The examination, which was initially scheduled to commence on Saturday, November 14, 2020 will no longer hold as planned, due to circumstances beyond our control. The examination has now been rescheduled to commence on Monday, November 30, 2020.
"The council wishes to reassure candidates that the new timetable for the conduct of the examination will be released soon. We regret any inconveniences this might cause our dear candidates and members of the general public.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that WAEC extended registration for its 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination for private candidates.
It was reported that this was disclosed in a tweet through its Twitter handle, @waecnigeria on Friday, November 6.
In another report, a Nigerian student, Ogwubie Chikemzi Praise, made nine As in her WASSCE papers. The news was made known by a Twitter handle identified as Ikwerre Youth Movement Television.
It was, however, not stated if the result was from the 2020 released results on Monday, November 2 which the board said 65.24% passed.
The girl's subject combinations included data processing, geography, civic education, English language, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and computer studies.
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