denied cancelling the West African Senior School Certificate Examination
(WASSCE) for school candidates in 2020
in a statement to newsmen has denied reports that the council was refunding
N22,500 to candidates for cancelling the examination. He further said the examination was only postponed
because of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
to a fake publication circulating in the social media that the West African
Examinations Council had cancelled the conduct of WASSCE for school candidates
in 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and was, therefore, set to
refund N22,500.00 to candidates who had enrolled for the examination.
not announced the cancellation of the examination; it only announced a
postponement until normalcy is restored.”
reasonable to refund candidates N22,500 when the council only charges
candidates N13,950 to register for the examination.
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 in the West African sub-region, after due
consultations with relevant stakeholders. He concluded by telling the candidatesto
disregard the publication and concentrate on studying hard for the examination so
as to make good grades.