The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria on Sunday reassured all registered candidates, schools and other stakeholders that new international timetable for the conduct of the examination in the West African sub-region will be released once the COVID-19 scourge relaxes in the region.
The Council’s Head of National Office Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Areghan, stated this in a statement.
He also debunked a story going viral on social media saying that the Council had cancelled the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) 2020. In his words:
“WAEC has not announced the cancellation of the examination; it only announced a postponement until normalcy is restored.
“The publication is patently false and deceitful. It is nothing but the handiwork of mischief makers who are out to defraud innocent and unsuspecting candidates and their parents/guardians.”
WAEC, in Nigeria has also announced the provision of online portals to update candidates.
This was dicsclosed in a statement signed by Demianus Ojijeogu, the Head of Public Affairs, WAEC, Nigeria.
Part of the statement read: “As we eagerly await the end of COVID-19 and the resumption of normal activities in the country, the West African Examinations Council in Nigeria wishes to urge candidates to take advantage of the rich resources provided by it on the following portals to keep themselves updated, pending the commencement of the examination.
He also advised candidates to go through the Chief Examiners Reports available on the portal.
“This will give you reasons why candidates who sat for previous WAEC examinations performed below expectations. It will help you to avoid the errors that made candidates record below-average performance. Log on to: www.waeconline.org.ng/e-learning and check the Chief Examiners Reports from 2008 to 2018.
“This portal gives a comprehensive analysis of candidates’ performance in all subjects, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, what they failed to do and what they should have done to perform better. The link again is: www.waeconline.org.ng/e-learning Candidates’ Interactive Portal
“This is an interactive information sharing platform that allows the Council to effectively engage candidates before, during and after examinations. Candidates are advised to log on to the portal: www.waeckonnect.com with the login details sent to their email addresses during the registration process, and avail themselves of this veritable tool for their examination success.
“It is necessary to admonish candidates not to play around during this waiting period, but to study hard for the postponed examination. A new timetable will be announced once normalcy is restored.”