Sequel to the global pandemonium that seized upon the global populace, streets of most cities are clean of people, citadels of learning are gradually shut down, commercial activities takes down on the slope, social gathering becomes a place of looming danger.
In Nigeria, the management of the prestigious examination body, West African Examination Council had taken a proactive decision to protect further spread of the disease as she postpones the examination.
The Head of National Office, Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan, stated this in a press release to which he was signatory, He stated thus,
"The West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Nigeria, nay, the West African sub-region, has decided to put on hold the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for the School Candidates, 2020, earlier scheduled to commence on April 6, 2020. This is as a result of the impact of the novel and deadly Corona Virus pandemic (COVID-19) and the serious implications it has for the conduct of the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2020, coupled with the anxieties it has generated among the populace. This decision is a demonstration of the organisation's concern and support for the various protocols being put in place by the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria and the Government of other member countries to check the spread of the disease.
Consequently, the earlier released timetable for the the conduct of the examination is hereby suspended until further notice. We wish to assure all candidates, schools presenting candidates for the examination, all stakeholders, and indeed the general public that this decision will be reviewed once the health situation improves. We enjoin all school principals presenting candidates for the examination to please inform their candidates accordingly. A new date for the commencement of the examination will be communicated to schools and all stakeholders in due course.
Thanks for your understanding and co-operation."