West African Examination Council announces new date for 2021 WASSCE

West African Examination Council announces new date for 2021 WASSCE

- WAEC has updated candidates about its 2021 WASSCE

- The academic body explained why the examination could not hold during the usual May/June period

- WAEC disclosed when it will release an international timetable for the exam

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC), Nigeria has announced that the 2021 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will take place from August 16 to September 30, 2021

The announcement was made by WAEC’s head of public affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, via Twitter on Friday, April 9.

West African Examination Council announces new date for 2021 WASSCE
The Nigerian educational calendar was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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He explained that the examination could not hold during the usual May/June period because of the disruption to the school calendar caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The spokesperson dismissed claims that WAEC’s head of national office, Patrick Areghan, had announced a postponement of the examination.

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Ojijeogu disclosed that an international timetable for the August 16 to September 30 exam will be released in due course.

Meanwhile, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has postponed the commencement of registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).

The Nation reported that the postponement was due to the inability of candidates to create their profiles, adding that the exercise was expected to commence on Thursday, April 8 to Saturday, May 15.

According to the report, a Computer Based Test (CBT) centre operator said they were unable to download the application to use for the registration.

In another news, a young man Oluwajuwonlo Afolabi, has been celebrated on social media following his recent success in the academic world.

This is after he had taken to Linkedln platform on Thursday, April 8 to announce that he bagged a B.A (Ed) degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan, coming top of his class.

Afolabi stated that aside graduating top of a class of 198 students, he finished with a first-class. He recounted how he went through difficulty in the past, particularly how he lacked the financial means to purchase a JAMB form.

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