The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has agreed to shift the date of its 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Naija News reports that the examination was scheduled to begin on August 4, 2020, but the federal government said students of unity schools would not participate owing to COVID-19 concerns.
The COVID-19 concerns were reiterated when the federal government team, led by Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba met with members of WAEC in Abuja early this week.
WAEC team eventually agreed with the federal government and settled to shift the date of the examination, a source at the meeting told ThisDay.
Recall that a statement signed by the Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, quoted Nwajiuba as saying WAEC is considering shifting the date of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
He said that further consultation would be held with four other countries on new examination date.
“We appreciate the concern shown by all stakeholders and note the divergent views expressed on the matter.
“Parents should be rest assured that the safety of our students and teachers is paramount as we work assiduously towards speedy reopening of our schools for the exit classes to take external examinations,” Nwajiuba said.