As the students in the exit classes wait anxiously for the start of their exams, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has made more clarification on the timetable for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
This explanation was made by the examination body confirmed through a statement uploaded on its Twitter page on Tuesday.
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The WAEC’s Head of Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, who signed the statement reiterated that the exams will begin on Monday, August 17 and will end Saturday, September 12.
According to him, “The Council notes that several versions of the examination timetable have been in circulation”, but “enjoined the general public to disregard them”.
He further advised the candidates to “abide by the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of the examination, by shunning all acts of malpractice and obeying all COVID-19 protocols”.
It could be recalled that earlier in the week, an Islamic group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) rejected the time table for the WASSCE 2020, stating that the dates clash with Muslims’ Friday prayers.
Professor Ishaq Akintola, the MURIC Director, accused WAEC of creating a wedge between young Muslims and the mosque.