Emela Nwajuiba who is the Minister of state for Education announced that the West African Senior School Examination will be taking place between August and September.
In other to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, the examination which was set to commence in May was postponed. With schools shout down for months, the government recently asked student in final year classes (Pry 6, JSS 3 & SS3) to resume back to school.
However, Nwajuiba announced during a media briefing on Monday, July 6, 2020 that the exam will now take place between August 4 and September 5.
He said :
“We’ve done the most we can with our representative at WAEC and we have this afternoon confirmed that the dates allotted for the exams will be from the 4th of August through to the 5th of September,”
Nwajiuba said local timings will be published after a stakeholders’ meeting is concluded.
He also disclosed that the senior secondary certificate examinations administered by the National Examinations Council (NECO), and the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) will take place after the conclusion of the WASSCE.
The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, says schools are expected to prepare before the exams start in August [PM News]
Registrations for the NECO will also continue, according to the minister.
“For those who have not concluded registrations along those lines, this is the time to update and get your registrations done,”