BREAKING: WAEC Denies Postponing May/June 2021 Examination

BREAKING: WAEC Denies Postponing May/June 2021 Examination

- The West African Examinations Council has made further clarifications on the date for its next examination

- The examination body said the clarification became necessary after its national office head was misquoted by some sections of the media

- WAEC reiterated its earlier stance that the examination will hold from August 16, 2021, to September 30, 2021

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The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has denied postponing the May/June 2021 examination.

The examination body made the clarification via its Twitter page on Friday, April 9.

According to WAEC, news reports quoting the head of the Nigerian office, Mr. Patrick Areghan making such an announcement is false.

BREAKING: WAEC Denies Postponing May/June 2021 Examination
WAEC stated that the exam timetable was adjusted based on the curriculum of the Adamu Adamu-led education ministry. Photo credit: @NigEducation
Source: Twitter

It said Areghan was quoted out of context by some reporters.

Part of the statement read:

“We wish to categorically state that the head of the national office was quoted out of context.

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“The arrangement is in line with the current academic calendar and was done with the federal ministry of education.
“Consequently, the council wishes to inform schools, candidates, and the general public that the examination will hold from August 16, 2021, to September 30, 2021.
“The international timetable for the conduct of the examination will be released in due course.”

Recall that results for the examination for 2021 released by the examination body were nothing to write home about according to its own estimation.

Out of the 7,289 candidates who wrote the examination, only 2,938 of them (just 40.31%) got credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects with or without English Language and Mathematics.

Also, 2,195 candidates representing 30.11% obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

About a month ago, WAEC disclosed that 30 schools in Benue state who engaged in examination malpractices have been delisted.

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The state commissioner for education, Dennis Ityavya, said that most of the affected schools are privately owned.

The commissioner also disclosed that the ministry of education alongside security operatives would move around the state to close down illegal schools.

In a related development, WAEC has cancelled a series of examinations for private candidates.

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

The examination which was supposed to be held on Friday, February 26 was later rescheduled for Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Source: Legit

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