Date for the 2021 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination has been officially rescheduled by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) (WASSCE).
Exams that were rescheduled due to disturbances in the education sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will now take place between August 16 and September 30, 2021.
This was announced by WAEC’s Acting Head, Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, on Friday, April 9, 2021, and seen on its official Twitter handle.
Ojijeogu in the statement also denied media reports that the exams had been postponed.
In his clarification, he said that the Head of the National Office of WAEC, Patrick Areghan, was quoted out of context.
The statement from WAEC partly reads, “We wish to categorically state that the head of the national office was quoted out of context.
The head of the national office had in his address during the press briefing stated as follows: ‘Let me also use this opportunity to dispel rumours being peddled about by some people regarding the conduct of WASSCE for school candidates, 2021.
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.’
The arrangement is in line with the current academic calendar and was done in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education.
Consequently, the council wishes to inform schools, candidates and the general public that the exam will hold from August 16 to September 30, 2021.
The International timetable for the conduct of the exam will be released in due course.”