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Federal Government and WAEC Officially Shift Ground, Made Fresh Agreement on WASSCE 2020.

Apart from many that lost their lives, another negative impact of the predicament of corona virus pandemic is delay in the activities of many organizations. To be factual, many organizations are struggling to survive and sustain during this covid-19 reign. One of the richest men in China and the CEO of Alibaba Jack Ma said in an interview that business owners should not think of making gain this year but should always see that they have food to eat. 


This year has been shattered by Corona virus disease. Every person, organization, company and business is directly or indirectly having a negative chunk of the predicament of this deadly virus. No doubt, the world will never remain the same after this pandemic. 

One of the organizations that are currently facing serious challenges over the pandemic is West Africa Examination Council (WAEC). The body has been in dilemma recently over whether they should postpone its ultimate exam SSCE or not. The remaining four countries involve in the body have been shifting dates for the exam because of Nigeria. For WAEC, Nigeria is one of the great nations if not the greatest owing to the number of candidates they prepare for the exam each year. 


WAEC is being painstaking on Nigeria so that the body will not have issues with the most populated black nation in the world. 


Earlier before now, the Minister of State for Education Emeka Nwajiuba said that the exam will commence in Nigeria in August 4th 2020. However, a counter news from the ministry said that Nigeria would not participate in the exam especially the unity schools. This generated a lot of dust and created anxiety and tensions in the heart of the students and parents involve. 

However, the Committee on Basic Education of the Federal House of Representatives promised to step in to reconcile the Federal government and the body. 


Few days ago the federal government team, led by Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, met with the WAEC officials in Abuja.

After the meeting, it was gathered that 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 for the examination. 


The ministry said a decision would be taken after the July 29 deadline on resumption of schools for all categories of learners.

“On WAEC, we met with WAEC on Monday and have agreed to further consult 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." Nwajiuba said.

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