The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the final international timetable for the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The council took to its Twitter page on Tuesday to break the news.

The council, in a statement by Demainus Ojijeogu, head of public affairs, WAEC Nigeria, also enjoined the general public to disregard “several versions of the examination timetable that have been in circulation”.

According to the statement, the examination would begin effective from August 17, and through September 12, 2020.

“The council hereby urges the candidates to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of the examination by shunning all acts of malpractice and obeying all COVID-19 protocols that have been put in place at the examination centres,” it added.

This year’s WASSCE, earlier scheduled for April, was postponed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But as the lockdown, which was imposed on countries, was eased gradually, the exam body fixed August 4, to September 5 for the examination.

The federal government, however, stated that students of unity schools would not participate in the examination owing to COVID-19 concerns.

It also added that the exam body was considering shifting the date of the WASSCE.

TheCable had also asked its readers to state their position on whether the examination should go on despite COVID-19. You can also participate in the poll.



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