Date for the 2021 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) has been officially postponed by the West African Examinations Council (WASSCE).
Exams that were postponed due to disturbances in the educational sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will now take place between August 16 and September 30, 2021.
On Friday, April 9, 2021, WAEC’s Acting Head of Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, revealed this on the organization’s official Twitter account.
In the statement, Ojijeogu also refuted media claims that the exams had been rescheduled.
In his statement, he said that Patrick Areghan, the Head of the WAEC National Office, was quoted out of context.
“We wish to categorically states that the head of the national office was quoted out of context,” the WAEC statement reads in part.
Let me also take this opportunity to dispel rumors being peddled around by some people regarding the conduct of WASSCE for school candidates, 2021,’ said the head of the national office during his address during the press conference.
In the educational sector, the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are still being felt. The academic calendar has been tampered with.
As a result, the review will not be held in May or June this year. A convenient international timetable for the examination’s conduct will be published shortly.’
The agreement was made in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and is in accordance with the new academic calendar.
As a result, the city council wants to make sure that teachers, candidates, and the general public are aware of the situation.
In due course, the international timetable for the exam’s conduct will be made public.”