FG announces date for 2020 WASSCE Examination


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The Federal Government has revealed the date for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination(WASSCE).

Emeka Nwajiuba, the minister of State For Education gave this information at a briefing conducted by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 in Abuja on Monday. He stated that the examination will commence from August 4th to September 5th, 2020.

The minister said, ” From the 4th of August to the 5th of September. Parents, please take note.

Last week, the PTF chairman announced that school facilities will be available for those who want to go into revision classes.

As soon as we conclude WAEC, we will take up the NABTEB and NECO exams.

The idea is that we have a 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’ve done the most we can to talk with our representatives at WAEC and on Monday afternoon, we confirmed dates allotted for the exams will be from the 4th of August through to the 5th of September. Local timings will be published.”

He also added, “From tomorrow, this is what we are taking into our concluding stakeholder meetings with NCDC, Nigerian Union of Teachers, everybody will be at the stakeholders meeting tomorrow and this date is what we are going to look at.

We will be asking that those who are not prepared yet should please 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.”

Followed shortly after this announcement, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) also made it known that it is set to release a fresh timetable for the 2020 WASSCE exam.

WAEC Nigeria stated on its official Twitter handle, “The head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr. Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan will address the Press on Tuesday morning. #StayTuned #WASSCE2020 #Timetable”.


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