The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the indefinite suspension of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination(WASSCE) over the recent spread of the deadly COVID-19 Virus.
This development was contained in a press release made available to POLITICS NIGERIA on Friday. The statement signed by Mr. Patrick Areghan, the council’s head of National Office, the examinations had to be put off because of the serious implications of the virus.
“The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria, nay, the West African sub-region, has decided to put on hold the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.”
“This is as a result of the impact of the novel and deadly Corona Virus pandemic (COVID-19) and the serious implications it has for the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates, 2020, coupled with the anxieties it has generated among the populace.”
“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 examinations were scheduled to hold on April 6th, 2020.