23.1 C
Nigeria
Monday, April 19, 2021

BREAKING: WASSCE Won’t Hold May/June 2021 -WAEC National Head

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Tuesday announced that the May/June WASSCE won’t hold at that time this year due to the effects of the pandemic.

The examination body said it was unsure of when the WASSCE for school candidates, usually held in May/June would hold this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still very much felt in the education sector,” head of the Nigeria national office of WAEC, Patrick Areghan, said at a press briefing in Lagos. “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.  All stakeholders are requested to keep their fingers crossed until they hear from WAEC.”

Join any of these WhatsApp Groups to receive Prompt News Update on WhatsApp

The private candidate examinations, usually scheduled for November, were held between February and March 2021 “under strict COVID-19 protocols.”

According to WAEC, “there was no reported case of any invigilator, supervisor, WAEC staff or any examination functionary, for that matter, being infected with the dreaded Coronavirus disease.”

A total of 7,690 candidates entered for the examination, representing a 38% decline when compared with the 2020 figure.

However, only 2,195 candidates, representing 30.11% obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

“The number of candidates that had five credits, including English Language and Mathematics may not necessarily be a basis for judging the level of performance in this examination,” Mr Areghan said.

“This is because the examination is more or less a remedial one. Some candidates may just need only one or two papers, other than English Language and /or Mathematics to remedy their admission deficiencies.”

Candidates who sat the examination are now free to check the details of their performance on the Council’s results website: www.waecdirect.org.

The Result Checker PIN and Serial Number needed by candidates to check their results online are contained on the candidate’s Smart Identity Card used during the conduct of the examination.

The private candidate examination is “primarily designed to help candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions to reduce the waiting time for results and beat admission deadlines.”

SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US – SEND US A MAIL: [email protected]

Receive Latest Updates on: WhatsApp: iR News Room, Facebook: Intel Region, Twitter: @intelregion, Instagram: @intelregion Telegram: iR News Room

Read More

JUST IN: APC Governors attacks Obaseki over N60bn money printing claim

The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo that the Federal Government printed between N50 billion – N60...

BREAKING: Many feared dead as 18-sitter bus falls off a bridge in Ondo State (Video)

A yet to be ascertained number of people have lost their lives in an accident that occurred on Sunday afternoon in Owena, involving an...

Workers of Oyo State TV Station (BCOS) tackles Makinde over Government’s plan to demolish their Staff Quarters

Workers of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) has kicked against the move of the Oyo State Government to demolish its staff quarters...

#EndSARS: Mr Macaroni drags Nigerian Police to court over Lekki tollgate arrest

Popular Comedian, Mr Macaroni, has announced that he has taken legal actions against the Nigerian Police for the "injustices" perpetrated on him when he...

I had religious issues before, I now know better – Pantami renounces past comments on Al Qaeda, Boko Haram

Nigeria's Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Isa Pantami, has renounced his past controversial comments on terrorist groups including Taliban and Al-Qaeda.https://twitter.com/IntelRegion/status/1313421958080536581The...

JUST IN: JAMB bans parents from following their wards to examination centers

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned parents from following their wards to JAMB examination centers to avoid distractions and congestion.https://twitter.com/IntelRegion/status/1313421958080536581This was revealed...

Despite #EndSARS protest, Man narrates how Police harassed him, forced him to pay N200k in Lagos

A Nigerian man named Oddone has taken to his social media handle to narrate how the Nigeria Police Force still perpetrates injustice in the...

Oyedepo’s Living Faith Church To Spend N160 Billion on New Gigantic Auditorium

The Living Faith Church founded by Bishop David Oyedepo is set to spend over N160 billion to build its 100,000-seater gigantic auditorium, known as...

Latest News

- Advertisement -

YOU MAY LIKE