The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has postponed the 2020 second series of its West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.


The council broke the news on Monday in a statement signed by Damianus Ojijeogu, its acting head of public affairs.

Ojijeogu said the examination, which was initially scheduled to commence on Saturday, November 14, will no longer hold as planned due to circumstances beyond the council’s control.

“WAEC, Nigeria wishes to inform all registered candidates for WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2020-Second Series, and the general public that there has been a change in timetable,” his statement read.


“The examination, which was initially scheduled to commence on Saturday, November 14, 2020, will no longer hold as planned, due to circumstances beyond our control.

“The examination has now been rescheduled to commence on Monday, November 30, 2020. The Council wishes to reassure candidates that the new timetable for the conduct of the examination will be released soon.

“We regret any inconveniences this might cause our dear candidates and members of the general public.”


Earlier, WAEC had released the results of candidates who sat for it 2020 SSCE. It also withheld the results of 215,149 candidates who wrote the examination in Nigeria over alleged cases of malpractice.


“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council for determination in due course,” the council had said at the time.

“The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their various schools.

“81,718 candidates, representing 5.31% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors on the part of the candidates.

“Efforts are, however, being made to speedily complete the processing to enable all the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released, subsequently.”


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