Coronavirus: 2020 WASSCE suspended



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The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for 2020/2021 has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Originally, the 2020/2021 WASSCE was scheduled for 30th March, 2020 to June 12th June, 2020.

According to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the negative impact of the 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.

In a statement, WAEC noted that the proposal from the Secretariat on the need to reschedule WASSCE (SC) 2020 was approved by the Chairman of Council.

“Consequently, 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 improves,” WAEC stated.

 

Below is a statement:

The West African Examinations Council

INTER- O F F I CE MEMORANDUM

The Registrar

Headquarters

Accra

To: Heads ofNationa1 Office OIC, Freetown

REG.4.01WASSCE/XX11/203                                                         March 20, 2020

SUSPENSION OF WASSCE (SC) 2020 TIMETABLE

Our memorandum referenced REG.4.01WASSCE/XX11/202 dated March 19, 2020 on the above-mentioned subject refers.

The negative impact of the novel and deadly COVID-19 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.

Please note that the proposal from the Secretariat on the need to reschedule WASSCE (SC) 2020 was approved by the Chairman of Council.

Consequently, the Registrar hereby directs that

  1. the WASSCE (SC) 2020 Timetable be suspended until further notice;
  2. the conduct of WASSCE (SC) 2020 be put on hold until further notice;
  3. directives (1) and (2) will be reviewed when the health situation improves.

Kindly note the information for further action and communicate the directives to the Ministry of Education and the general public in your country.

Thank you.

  1. K. Myers Ag. Head, IED for: The Registrar

Information Copies

The Registrar, Headquarters, Accra

Ag. SDWHead, RD & wro, Lagos

Heads of Department, Headquarters, Accra

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