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.
“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.”