The Federal Government has announced that West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams for graduating students will now hold from August 4 till September 5, 2020.
This was made known by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Emeka Nwajuiba said the local timings for the country will be published while concluding stakeholders meeting with Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) will hold on Tuesday.
“The idea is we have a month from now till August 4, so the states who are willing should make their schools available for their children to revise,” he said.
According to him, “the new WAEC date is part of our discussion with stakeholders which includes National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) and Nigeria Union of Teachers tomorrow”.
He also advised parents and guardians to ensure their wards register for National Examinations Council (NECO) exams currently ongoing.
He said dates for National Business and Technical Education Board (NABTEB) and NECO exams will be announced soon.
However, the minister said local timing for the WAEC examination will be published soon.