WAEC cancels exam for private candidates, announces new date

WAEC cancels exam for private candidates, announces new date

- The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has made some adjustments to its time table

- The reason for the sudden change has not disclosed

- Examination candidates have been advised to take note of the changes

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Nigeria has canceled a series of examinations for private candidates.

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The cancellation affected the first series Literature-in-English (2&1,3) examination of the 2021 WASSCE taken by private candidates.

WAEC cancels exam for private candidates, announces new date
The final year students of Agidinbi Senior Grammar School, Ikeja, Lagos.
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The examination which was held on Friday, February 26 has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 11, 2021.

WAEC which made the disclosure in a statement via its Twitter handle did not give any reason for cancellation.

Meanwhile, prospective candidates seeking to gain entrance into Nigerian tertiary institutions are expected to complete their admission process on or before June 15, 2021.

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) made the announcement in a statement on Sunday morning, February 28, Premium Times reported.

The exam body said the deadline was agreed on after a virtual meeting with heads of tertiary institutions in the country on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

In another report, JAMB has announced that it has not yet fixed a date for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration.

The body in a notice via its official Twitter handle on Tuesday, March 2, said information going round that it has fixed a date for the UTME registration was fake.

The organisation promised to give updates regarding the commencement of the UTME registration.

Still on education, all pupils and students in Ondo have been ordered to compulsorily recite the Oodua Anthem in their schools by the state government.

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The Punch reported that Akin Asaniyan, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, made this known.

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The newspaper sighted a copy of the circular, titled ‘Recitation of Oodua Anthem in all schools’, on Thursday, March 4, in Akure.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.

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