WASSCE 2020: FG makes U-turn, seeks new examination dates


It emerged Friday that the Federal Government has reversed itself on its earlier decision to stop her candidates from writing this year’s West African Examination Council (WAEC) Senior Secondary School Certificate examination.

Minister of State for Education, Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba, has confirmed that the Ministry held a meeting with officials of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday on the issue.

The Minister of State disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday.

He stated that there would be further consultations with four other countries prelude to agreement and announcement on new examination dates.

According to him, “We met with WAEC on Monday and have agreed to further consult with four other countries on a new examination date.

“We appreciate the concern shown by all stakeholders and note the divergent views expressed on the matter.

“Parents should be rest assured that the safety of our students and teachers is paramount as we work assiduously towards the speedy reopening of our schools for the exit classes to take external examinations.”

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