The West African Examination Council has announced the suspension of this year’s WASSCE amidst the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

In a statement, the examination body cited the negative impact of the novel and deadly COVID-l9 pandemic and the subsequent protocols put in place by government as reasons for their swift decision.

It’s however not clear when the suspension will be lifted.

Read the statement below

Our memorandum referenced REG.4.01WASSCE/XXIU202 dated March 19. 2020 on the above-mentioned subject refers.

The negative impact of the novel and deadly COVID-l9 pandemic and the subsequent protocols put in place by governments of member countries to prevent the spread of the disease have serious implications for the conduct of WASSCE for School Candidates,2020 as agreed by the National Offices.

Please note that the proposal from the Secretariat on the need to reschedule WASSCE (SC) 2020 was approved by the Chairman of Council.

Consequently, the Registrar hereby directs that

  1. The WASSCE (SC) 2020 Timetable be suspended until further notice;
  2. The conduct of WASSCE (SC) 2020 be put on hold until further notice;
  3. Directives (1) and (2) will be reviewed when the health situation improves.

Kindly note the information for further action and communicate the directives to the Ministry of Education and the general public in your country.
Thank you.

E. K. Myers
Ag. Head, IED
for: The Registrar

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