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Coronavirus: WAEC Postpones May/June 2020 Exams

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) postpones the May/June 2020 examinations because of Coronavirus.

In a press release, The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) announced the postponement of its school certificate examination (WASSCE) for this year, including in Nigeria. The exam will be under suspension until further notice due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

This statement came from the official Twitter Handle of WAEC as follows:

WAEC Postponed May/June 2020 Exams

The spokesperson of the council, Damian Ojijeogu has also confirmed the development.

“We have postponed the examination till further notice,” he said.

The examination was earlier scheduled to commence on April 6.

The council said the postponement is as a result of the impact of the novel and deadly coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

“This decision is a demonstration of the organisation’s concern and support for the various protocols being put in place by the federal and state governments of Nigeria and the governments of the other member countries to check the spread of the disease,” the council said.

According to council, “the earlier released timetable for the conduct of the examination is hereby suspended until further notice.

“We wish to assure all candidates, schools presenting candidates for the examination, all stakeholders, and indeed, the general public that this decision will be reviewed once the health situation improves,” the council said.

WAEC says that all school principals presenting candidates for the examination should inform the candidates and their parents

The Federal Ministry of Education on Thursday also closed all tertiary, secondary and primary schools nationwide over the outbreak of the

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