The Federal Government said the exams for subjects common to all English speaking countries of West Africa ( (Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and Liberia) will commence August 17.

And the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) subjects peculiar to Nigeria candidates will be taken from September 5 through September 14, 2020.

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, on COVID-19 meeting on Monday said that all the state commissioners and governors have agreed that all schools will open in Nigeria from August 3. This is to prepare the students for the 2020 WAEC which will begin on August 17.

“This varies the timetable we agitated earlier by as much as two weeks. What the agreement entails is West Africa and all the country that are in it have agreed that the exams should proceed, but the exams peculiar to Nigeria will be taken from September 5 through to September 14,” he said.

He said Nigeria will then proceed to “domesticate its own 2020 WAEC timetable”

“The exams that are common to all the countries of West Africa will proceed as previously published on August 17. This was accepted by every state in Nigeria and endorsed by the Presidential Task Force today at our meeting. Revision classes begin from today,” he said.

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