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WASSCE to hold from August 4 to September 5

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The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba while briefing the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja stated that the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) 2020 has been scheduled to commence on 4th of August to the 5th of September.

It could be recalled that, last week the Chairman of the PTF announced that school facilities will be available for those who want to go into revision classes. The minister further stated that “The idea here is that we have a whole month from now till then, those who can and those who are willing; the states who are willing should make their schools available for their children to revise. “We have done the most we can with our representatives at WAEC and we have, confirmed that the dates allotted for the exams will be from the 4th of August through to the 5th of September. As soon as we conclude WAEC, we will take up the NABTEB and NECO exams.”

“We are asking that those who are not prepared yet to go and prepare. We are continuing with registration for NECO. For those who have not concluded registration along those lines, this is the time to update and get your registration done,” Nwajiuba said.

Meanwhile the Federal Government has expressed concern over the high rate of positive cases of the COVID-19 especially among people in authority. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, raised this concern in Abuja at the 49th joint national briefing of the taskforce. According to him, this has a direct impact on governance and security of the nation.

“We urge that vigilance and care should be exhibited by all Nigerians irrespective of status. This virus does not discriminate and the PTF shall keep sustaining its sensitization messaging,” Mustapha said. He said that as nation progress into the second phase of the eased lockdown, the National Response continues to escalate its level of vigilance and monitoring, especially as government ease restrictions in more sectors, including those with potentials for large gatherings and/or interactions between groups of people.