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What All 2020 WAEC Candidates Should Know



The 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Exam (SSCE) of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has been a very peculiar one that has been so different from previous years’ all because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Unlike previous years’, 2020 WAEC SSCE was supposed to have taken place within the months of May to June, but could not hold all thanks to COVID-19.

It is no longer news that the federal government decided some days back to reopen schools for students in graduating class (2020 WAEC candidates inclusive) and for the WASSCE exams to begin in the month of August but the federal government later reversed its decision some days back.

According to the Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu, schools remain closed until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also claimed that his junior colleague who announced the reopening of schools for graduating classes was misquoted.

However, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on its part says they are currently reviewing the decision of the federal government to reverse the reopening of schools and would come out with an update as soon as they have come to a decision.

With all these being said, what does this mean to the WAEC candidates?

From indications, a lot of 2020 WAEC candidates have lost hope in writing the exam this year, as no one can say for certain when the pandemic would be over. This uncertainty has made so many candidates stop reading and preparing for the exam.

Of course, it’s in human nature to easily give up on something when it is not certain. But this should not be with the case of any candidate reading this article at this moment.

Recall sometimes back, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) said they were rounding up the process of introducing their new Computer Based Test (CBT) system.

A pressing time calls for a pressing need. So what if WAEC decides to introduce a CBT exam system or even an Online CBT exam system at this moment, and you are not prepared? That would be a very big blow to your face.

We at NigerianScholars are using this article to charge and encourage you not to quit studying at this moment. Remember, the exam covers all that you’ve learned from your Senior Secondary School 1 – 3 that was build up from the foundation of your Junior Secondary School knowledge that was equally laid on the foundation of your Primary School knowledge.

All these are a lot to cover most especially for the eight (8) or nine (9) subjects you are supposed to sit for. This break is just perfect for you and all you need, to go through it all over again.

We equally advised all candidates to become more exposed to the CBT exam system, how its conducted and be familiar with it’s kind of environment should in case WAEC chooses to make use of it this time around. Remember also, that the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) awaits you next, and it’s CBT. So your preparation would not even go waste.

Should in case you have not been exposed or you have no idea on how CBT exam system works you can check out our Online CBT Test for JAMB to become more familiar with to the CBT exam environment.

As you await the decision and agreement of both the federal government and WAEC, study in anticipation. No matter the outcome of their agreement, one thing for certain is that your study would never go to waste.


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1 Comment

  • Precious

    How am I suppose to know when waec will commence