The West African Examination Council (WAEC), Nigeria has announced that the 2021 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will take place from August 16 to September 30, 2021

The announcement was made by WAEC’s head of public affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, via Twitter

He explained that the examination could not hold during the usual May/June period because of the disruption to the school calendar caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The spokesperson dismissed claims that WAEC’s head of national office, Patrick Areghan, had announced a postponement of the examination.

Ojijeogu disclosed that an international timetable for the August 16 to September 30 exam will be released in due course.