Mr Patrick Areghan, the boss of the Nigeria office, stated this in a statement released in Lagos at the Yaba office of the regional examination board.
In his words, ‘” In harmony with the Final general Timetable, the WASCCE 2021 will commence in the whole sub-region with effect from Monday, 16, August through Friday, 8, October 2021.”
“In any case, the examination will stop in Nigeria 30, September 2021- stretching seven weeks.”
Talking on statistics for the 2021 digest of the school-based examination, Mr Patrick explained, “19,425 acknowledged schools, consisting of 8.052 community schools and 11,3073 private schools, scattered across
the 36 states of the country as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall be presenting a total of 1,573,789 candidates
including 792,620 males, representing 50.367% and 781,169 females representing 49.647% for the examination. Candidates would be assessed in 76 subjects, consisting of 197 papers.”
Me. Patric revealed 25,000 senior teachers would partake in the examination as Invigilators.
He also explained that the examination had to suffer postponement again till August as against earlier scheduled May/June as a result of COVID-19, stating that the last new timetable was drawn having the interests of all the five-member countries at heart.
He debunked rumours of leaked examination question papers and charged all concerned to guarantee that the examination is carried out under total adherence to stipulated COVID-19 protocols.
“with regards to matters of security and insecurity, we are collaborating with the appropriate Security bodies as this is solely within their jurisdictions. Besides, we are counting on God, as always, for His divine will.
“I use this opportunity to caution all stakeholders including students to shun every act of examination malpractice.
He further said, ” All mischievous website operators are by this announcement, highly warned to eschew from their scandalous activities.”