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WASSCE: Reps to interface with Buhari, NGF on exam date

The Area of Representatives Committee on Fundamental Training and Services and products has resolved to means President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Governors’ Discussion board (NGF) at the want to repair a date for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Faculty Certificates Exam (WASSCE).

Rep. Julius Ihonvbere (APC-Edo), the Chairman of the Committee, expressed the answer on the committee assembly with stakeholders within the training sector on Thursday in Abuja.

He stated there was once a necessity for stakeholders to be at the identical web page and to begin diplomatic efforts to get the opposite nations within the area on Nigeria’s facet in regards to the yet-to-be agreed exam date.

Ihonvbere stated, “Within the pastime of the 1.6 million applicants that registered for the tests, there was once a want to agree on a date for the regional exam as time was once operating out for the rustic.”

On his phase, the Head of WAEC Nationwide Administrative center in Nigeria, Mr Patrick Areghan, advised the committee that it required time to print query papers and that different convoluted logistic concerns may come into play.

He defined that Ghana had sought after to have the exam in June as a result of it’s an election 12 months within the nation, however shelved it on account of Nigeria.

Areghan added that it took a presidential directive for The Gambia to shelve its need to have the exam prior to now.

“Nigeria must come to a decision if it needs to offer its applicants a COVID-19 examination certificates or a WAEC certificates in live performance with the opposite nations.

“Getting folks to pay every other set of charges may well be tough if the September date is neglected; if the November choice is regarded as, somebody has to select the expenses,” he stated.

DAILY POST remembers that Julius Ihonvbere had ultimate week wondered the new directive of the Federal Govt on West Africa Exam Council (WAEC).

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