The West African Exams Council (WAEC) said on Tuesday that its 2021 West African Graduate Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school applicants, scheduled for earlier in May / June, may fail. not hold.
The head of the Council’s National Office (HNO), Mr. Patrick Areghan, gave the hint when announcing the release of the results of the WASSCE’s first round 2021 for private applicants on Tuesday in Lagos, NAN reports.
Areghan said the effect of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is still very much in the education sector.
He noted that the whole education schedule has been distorted, therefore, it may not be possible to conduct the review as planned.
“Please allow me to take this opportunity to dispel the rumors spread by some people regarding the conduct of WASSCE for School Students, 2021.
“The effect of COVID-19 is still very much felt in the education sector and it has had adverse consequences on the country’s academic calendar.
“It will therefore not be possible to take the exam in May / June of this year.
A suitable international timetable for the conduct of this review will be published shortly.
“To this end, therefore, all stakeholders are urged to keep their fingers crossed until they hear directly from WAEC,” said the head of WAEC.
He then called on all principals and owners of schools to respect the prescribed deadlines for registering candidates for the exam.
According to him, it is important to re-emphasize the role of Continuous Assessment Scores (CASS) in calculating candidate results.
“All schools are advised to have a good grasp of this aspect of the enrollment process, in order to make enrollment processes transparent. ”