The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) said it has shifted the date for May/June 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria to August 2021.
WAEC spokesman Demianus Ojijeogu in a statement said that the exams earlier scheduled for May/June, will now hold between August 16 and September 30.
The exam body denied media reports that the 2021 WASSCE in Nigeria has been postponed.
Aregan said the “effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still very much felt in the education sector. The academic calendar has been distorted. It will, therefore, not be possible to have the examination in May/June this year.
A convenient International Timetable for the conduct of the examination will soon be released.
WAEC stated that “the International timetable for the conduct of the exam will be released in due course.”
Areghan said there was no reported case of any invigilator, supervisor, WAEC staff, or any examination functionary that were infected with the coronavirus disease during the last exam.