The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the indefinite postponement of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). In a statement by Nigeria’s WAEC Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan, the examination which was scheduled to begin on April 6, 2020, was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The statement partly read: “The West African Examinations Council in Nigeria, nay, the West African sub-region, has decided to put on hold the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Candidates, 2020, earlier scheduled to commence on April 6, 2020.
“This is as a result of the impact of the novel and deadly Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the serious implications it has for the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates, 2020, coupled with the anxieties it has generated among the populace.
“This decision is a demonstration of the organisation’s concern and support for the various protocols being put in place by the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria and the governments of the other member countries to check the spread of the disease.”