Nigerian Students may write GCE if we fail to meet up WAEC timetable – FG

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The Nigerian Government has revealed that it is considering asking students to sit for the General Certificate Examination, GCE, should it fail to meet up with the West African Examination Council, WAEC’s timetabe for the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.

This was according to a statement by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba during the bi-weekly press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 where he stated that GCE may be an alternative since WASSCE cannot be rescheduled for any reason.

He disclosed further that negotiations were already on to move local language subjects such as Ibo, Yoruba and Hausa as offered in Nigeria, behind from their usual spots as first written subjects.

“this would be to allow all participating countries the needed time to write the general subjects at the same time if Nigeria is able to meet up with the WAEC timetable, he said

“Nigeria is not moving away from it, the option would have been to go to November to take the GCE external exams. Nigeria is carefully studying that if in the event everything fails, we may go to that.

“In the guideline, there is a checklist of the requirements to be put in place and we have given a cut off date so we can know who needs help.
He said many States in Nigeria have complained about their inability to meet up with the date and that was why the Federal government requested WAEC give the country and the schools some time to meet up.
The Minister said the government will work out a ‘domestication module’ that will take “our peculiar subjects behind after we have done general Subjects.
“This will buy us the time we need for all of us to be at par with the rest of West Africa and operating at the same time because the unanimity with which WAEC has always worked is still very important to us.”

6 Comments

  1. The country have no excuse not to participate in the WAEC exam as the pademic is worldwide and not perculiar to Nigeria alone. Every state supposed be ready for the exam because it was an exam scheduled to have took place in May/June. If markets and worship centers can be reopened, i see no reason why schools should not. The pandermic from studies is not rampant in children but in adults. School exam like Waec should be taken with the necessary guidlines observed

  2. Why can’t you look for modalities that will make the sitting of the students for WAEC easier because if you are talking about the GCE are they not going to sit in the same arrangements. Stop thinking that your children is not among those who will sit for the exams, you should look for a way out to let them sit for this exam.

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