The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Tuesday said its 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) initially scheduled to hold by May/June 2020 may be postponed.
Mr Patrick Areghan, Head of National Office in the council, raised this speculation when he made a statement while announcing the release of results of the 2021 first series of the WASSCE for private candidates on Tuesday in Lagos.
Areghan in his resolve revealed that the adverse effect of the corona-virus was still at it’s peak in the educational sector.
Adding that the pandemic had also affected the initial yearly calendar in the sector and as such, some exams and other educational activities may halt or be postponed.
“Let me use this opportunity to dispel rumours being peddled about by some people regarding the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates, 2021.
“The effect of the COVID-19 is still very much felt in the education sector and this has taken its toll on the academic calendar in the country.
“It is, therefore, not going to be possible to have the examination in May/June this year.
Areghan however revealed that a timetable that will be convenient for all the west African countries will be fixed soon.
In his words:
“To this effect, all stakeholders are, therefore, requested to keep their fingers crossed until they hear directly from WAEC,’’