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COVID 19: FG reveals alternative examination for Nigerian students

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The Federal Government has revealed as an alternative General Certificate Examination GCE for Nigerian school leaving students instead of the West African Examinations Council WAEC exams.

It would be recalled that the federal government had asked students in Nigeria not to sit for WAEC as a measure to curtail the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba during the bi-weekly press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said should it fail to meet up with the West African Examination Council, WAEC’s timetable for the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination the GCE might be the best option.

According to Nwajiuba, “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.”

“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.

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