The Federal Government has announced that the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination will hold between August 4 and September 5, 2020, amid Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that the development was disclosed by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, at the ongoing Presidential Task Force COVID-19 Briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
“4 of August to 5 September is the date for WAEC Examinations,” the Minister of State for Education said.
The Minister of State for Education said NABTEB and NECO exams will follow, adding that the dates for the exams will be announced soon.
Meanwhile, the announcement is coming a day after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported fresh 544 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. The NCDC confirmed the new 544 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria in a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Sunday evening, July 5.
According to the NCDC, of the four hundred and fifty-four new coronavirus cases recorded on Sunday evening, 199 were recorded in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, Ebonyi-65 Oyo-47 Ondo-46 Ogun-31 Edo-30 FCT-28 Katsina-25 Plateau-15 Bayelsa-11 Kaduna-10 Adamawa-10 Akwa Ibom-8 Gombe-7 Kano-4 Taraba-3 Rivers-2 Abia-2 Ekiti-1, southwest Nigeria.
The NCDC tweeted: “544 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-199 Ebonyi-65 Oyo-47 Ondo-46 Ogun-31 Edo-30 FCT-28 Katsina-25 Plateau-15 Bayelsa-11 Kaduna-10 Adamawa-10 Akwa Ibom-8 Gombe-7 Kano-4 Taraba-3 Rivers-2 Abia-2 Ekiti-1 28,711 confirmed 11,665 discharged 645 deaths,” the tweet added.
The development means the number of cases of coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to twenty-eight thousand, seven hundred and eleven (28,711) with eleven thousand, six hundred and sixty-six (11,665) people discharged and six hundred and forty-five (645) deaths recorded.