According to a memorandum making rounds in media circles dated (Thursday, 19, 2020); the West African Examination Council (WASSCE) has suspended the upcoming May/June 2020 examination as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus until further notice.
This suspension complies with the negative impact of the novel and deadly COVID-19 pandemic and protocols put in place by the government to prevent its spread.
More than 490,000 candidates were due to write the WASSCE next month April.
According to WAEC, the negative impact of the novel and deadly COVID-l9 pandemic and the subsequent protocols put in place by governments of member countries to prevent the spread of the disease have serious implications for the conduct of WASSCE for School Candidates, 2020 as agreed by the National Offices.
An inter-office memo directing the suspension signed by E.K. Myers, Ag. Head of IED said the proposal from the Secretariat on the need to reschedule WASSCE (SC) 2020 was approved by the Chairman of Council.
“Hence, the Registrar hereby directs that;
- the WASSCE (SC) 2020 Timetable be suspended until further notice;
- the conduct of WASSCE (SC) 2020 be put on hold until further notice;
- directives (1) and (2) will be reviewed when the health situation improve