By Kofoworola Belo-Osagie

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has mentioned it has not cancelled the West African Senior Faculty Certificates Examination (WASSCE) for varsity candidates in 2020 as claimed by some social media posts.

The council can be not refunding N22,500 to candidates for cancelling the examination.

WAEC’s Head of Nationwide Workplace (HNO) Mr. Patrick Areghan mentioned in a press release that the council had solely postponed the examination due to the Coronavirus pandemic and can reschedule as soon as the general public well being scare goes away.

The assertion reads: “Our consideration has been drawn to a faux publication circulating within the social media that the West African Examinations Council had cancelled the conduct of WASSCE for varsity candidates in 2020 because of the Coronavirus pandemic and was, subsequently, set to refund N22,500.00 to candidates who had enrolled for the examination.

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“WAEC, as an inspecting physique within the sub-region, has not introduced the cancellation of the examination; it solely introduced a postponement till normalcy is restored.”

The HNO additionally mentioned opposite to the report, the council costs N13,950 for the examination, not N22,500.

“The examination payment is N13,950.00 solely, not N22,500.00. It’s, subsequently, not affordable to refund candidates an quantity increased than what that they had paid to register for the examination.

“We want to use this chance to reassure all registered candidates, faculties and different stakeholders that when the state of affairs returns to regular, the council will give you a brand new worldwide timetable for the conduct of the examination within the West African sub-region, after due consultations with related stakeholders. Candidates are, subsequently, suggested to ignore the publication and focus on finding out exhausting for the examination,” he mentioned.

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