WAEC releases guidelines for 2020 WASSCE WAEC releases guidelines for 2020 WASSCE Recall that The Federal Government announced WAEC 2020 Examination date. This was made known by the Minister of state for Education, on Monday during the Covid-19 briefing. The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this at the 49th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 announced that the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will now hold from August 4 to September 5, 2020. The West African Examination council released guidelines thereafter. The development was conveyed in a statement by the Head, WAEC Public Affairs, Damian Ojijeogu. Damin Ojijeogu quoted the statement made by the Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Patrick Areghan, who spoke at a press briefing Yesterday in Lagos, as saying the examination would hold for five weeks. Areghan in a statement said: \u201cIn conducting the examination, we have taken due cognisance of the various measures\/protocols rolled out by the Federal and State governments of Nigeria, aimed at checking the spread of the pandemic.\u201cSchools must provide wash-hand buckets with running water, soaps, hand sanitizers and thermometer hand-gun to check the temperature of all concerned.\u201cAll examination functionaries, including the Council\u2019s staff on distribution; Supervisors; Invigilators, Inspectors; candidates and school officials will be required to wear face masks, wash and sanitize their hands daily and throughout the duration of the examination.\u201cLet me assure you and the general public that we shall adhere strictly to social\/physical distancing in the examination halls by making sure that candidates sit two (2) metres apart. This means that many more classrooms will be used and many more supervisors and invigilators will be required to conduct the examination.\u201cThis has certainly raised the supervision fee to be paid to supervisors as well as the provision of Personal Protective Equipment to staff, Supervisors and other examination officials. No doubt, all these measures have financial implications which were not contemplated at the time of drawing up the budget for the conduct of the examination.\u201d Areghan nevertheless ,pleaded the to federal and state government to make provision for personal protective equipment for WAEC personnel ahead of the examination which starts August 4th and also warned schools and candidates to shun any form of examination. malpractice. He further said that \u201cThe Final International Timetable has been sent to all the WAEC Zonal and Branch Offices for onward dispatch to schools and Federal and State Ministries of Education.\u201d This update that WAEC releases guidelines for 2020 WASSCEd is brought to you by 9jatalkative News 9jatalkative News will continue to bring you more breaking news as they break all over the country and the world at large More updates coming up soon and don\u2019t forget to follow up 9jatalkative News on social media.