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<p><span style="font-family: 'PT Serif', sans-serif; font-size: 17.6px;">The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Friday, announced that it has postponed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, 2020 indefinitely.</span><span style="font-family: 'PT Serif', sans-serif; font-size: 1.1rem;">This was confirmed in a statement by WAEC Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan, on Friday.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.1rem; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Serif', sans-serif; line-height: 1.55;">He said the examination was postponed because of the deadly coronavirus.</p> <div class="code-block code-block-27" style="margin: 8px auto; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: roboto, sans-serif; text-align: center; clear: both;">&nbsp;</div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.1rem; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Serif', sans-serif; line-height: 1.55;">The exam was scheduled to commence on April 6, 2020.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.1rem; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Serif', sans-serif; line-height: 1.55;">&ldquo;This is as a result of the impact of the novel and deadly coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the serious implications it has for the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates, 2020, coupled with the anxieties it has generated among the populace.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.1rem; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Serif', sans-serif; line-height: 1.55;">&ldquo;This decision is a demonstration of the organisation&rsquo;s concern and support for the various protocols being put in place by the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria and the governments of the other member countries to check the spread of the disease.&rdquo;</p> <div class="code-block code-block-28" style="margin: 8px auto; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: roboto, sans-serif; text-align: center; clear: both;">&nbsp;</div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 1.1rem; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Serif', sans-serif; line-height: 1.55;">Areghan further stated that the timetable for the examination had been suspended and would be reviewed once the health situation improves.</p>
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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Friday, announced that it has postponed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, 2020 indefinitely.
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