WAEC Debunks Rumour Of Cancellation Of 2020 Exams

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has debunked rumours of cancellation of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) peddled by some social media reporters.

Mr. Patrick Areghan, WAEC’s Head of National Office disclosed the council only postponed the exams due to COVID-19 Pandemic.

Patrick Areghan who released a statement stated that secondary school students will sit for WASSCE after the PPandemic comes to an end. He also noted that there will be no refunds of WASSCE fees.

The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to a fake publication circulating in the social media, to the effect that the West African Examinations Council had CANCELLED the conduct of the WASSCE FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES, 2020 as a result of the coronavirus Pandemic and was, therefore, set to refund the sum of N22,500.00 to candidates who had enrolled for the examination.

“WAEC, as an examining body in the sub-region, has not announced the cancellation of the examination; it only announced a postponement until normalcy is restored.”

The examination fee is N13,950.00 only, NOT N22,500.00. It is, therefore, not reasonable to refund candidates an amount higher than what they had paid to register for the examination.

“We wish to use this opportunity to reassure all registered candidates, schools and other stakeholders that once the situation returns to normal, the Council will come up with a new International Timetable for the conduct of the examination.

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