WAEC Bows to Nigeria, Shifts Examination Date Further

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has given in to pressure from Nigeria to shift forward the date of its 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), after a meeting with federal government officials in Abuja early this week.

 

The examination was scheduled to begin on August 4, however the federal government announced that students of unity schools would not participate considering the rising COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The COVID-19 concerns were reiterated when the federal government team, led by Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, met with the WAEC officials in Abuja.

 

According to THISDAY, the WAEC team eventually agreed with the federal government and settled to shift the date of the examination.

 

However, according to the statement, discussions will continue with four other countries to determine a new date for the examination.

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