According to reports, The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) 2020-2021 is to commence on the 16th of August and end on the 30th of September.
Patrick Areghan, the Head of the National Office stated that the delay in commencing the WASSCE is due to the effect of the coronavirus and its impact on schools who delayed in registering their students.
“Some of you may be surprised that the examination is being held again in the month of August instead of May/June and coming after some other national examinations had taken place. The reasons for this are not farfetched.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a disruption and distortion of the academic calendar in the West African Sub-region. The Final International Timetable was, therefore, drawn in such a way as to cater for the interests of all the five-member countries.
“The timetable was specifically drawn to align with Nigeria’s emergency academic calendar and also in deference to the specific request made by the Federal Ministry of Education.”
He further stated that 1,573,789 SS3 students would be sitting for the exams and out of the 1,573,789, (50.36 percent) are males; while 781,169 (49.64 percent) are females