The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has postponed indefinitely the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, for school candidates.
Head, WAEC National Office, Patrick Areghan, said that the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the academic calendar, noting that this explains the reason the examination could not hold in May/June.
Speaking at aa press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, while announcing the release of the results of the 2021 WASSCE for private candidates, Areghan said, “Let me also use this opportunity to dispel rumours being peddled about by some people regarding the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates, 2021. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still very much felt in the education sector.
“The academic calendar has been distorted. It will, therefore, not be possible to have the examination in May/June this year. A convenient international timetable for the conduct of the examination will soon be released.
“All stakeholders are requested to keep their fingers crossed until they hear from WAEC.”
Appealing to school principals and proprietors to keep to the stipulated timelines for the enrolment of candidates for the examination, Areghan said, “It is important to re-emphasise the role of Continuous Assessment Scores CAS in the computation of candidates’ results. All schools are advised to get this aspect of the registration process right in order to make the entry processes seamless.”