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Nigeria and Four Other Countries Discuss Over Postponement of "WASSCE"

Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia and the Gambia have started conversations on deferring the West African Secondary school Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). 

The state minister for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba said this in Abuja on Friday. He said Nigeria and the four other nations are reviewing a new date for the "WASSCE", which Nigeria initially pulled out from.


The honourable minister of state for education has this to say:


"We met with the West African Examination Council, ( WAEC), on Monday and (we) have consented to additionally talk with four different nations on another assessment date". 


"Our efforts to get a response from the West African Examination, ( WAEC), were fruitless. Their spokesperson, Damian Ojijeogu did not react to calls and messages sent to him", he said.


Preceding this time, the Nigerian Government turned around its prior declaration on the resumption of schools. It likewise said no Nigerian school will take an interest in the "WASSCE" (West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination), prior booked for August fifth to September fifth. 


The choice was to reduce the spread of the current pandemic among the understudies. 

The exam is written by the graduating class at secondary school. It is called "WASSCE" (West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination) conducted by the West African Examination Council,(WAEC).

This years assessment was delayed inconclusively in April after it was before planned to start in May. 


It was delayed after schools were closed down in the nation to lessen the spread of the pandemic. 

Aside from the delay of its assessment, West African Examination Council (WAEC) likewise suspended its 68th Annual board meeting booked for Liberia from March 23th to 27th, 2020. 

The bottom line of the whole thing is that the current pandemic has been a siege to the resumption of educational activities all over the globe.


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