The Nigerian Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has assured successful conduct of this years WASSCE for school candidates as final year secondary school students in the country begin their final examination Monday, August 17, 2020.
The Nigerian government earlier following the fast spreading of the locally transmitted coronavirus in the country suspended its candidates from partaking the 2020 edition of the WASSCE with other member countries.
However, it after further consultations with stakeholders and the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) agreed for its final year secondary school students to sit for the examination Monday, August 17, 2020.
The prospective students in line with the government’s decision have been in schools for the last two weeks preparing for the examinations after a long month school closure amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
The Education Minister noted management of schools have been admonished to ensure social distancing among other coronavirus safety protocols is observed to slow the spread of COVID-19 during the examination.
Nigeria is said to have over 1.5 million students in more than 19,000 schools, the highest number of WASSCE candidates so far as compared to other member countries partaking the examination this year.