Postponement: WAEC urges Students to Study, Introduces Online Platform

By Daniel Ayantoye

Following the postponment of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) 2020, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has enjoined Students to take advantage of its learning resources available online.

The WASSCE 2020 was postponed inline with federal government directive for the shutting down of all academic activities across the country in order to curb the spread of the world’s pandemic coronavirus.

The Council, in a statement by it’s head of Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, called on all Candidates to study hard during this period. Adding that, the online resources will keep them updated pending the commencement of the examination.

According to the statement, the online resources which is available in two portals are: E-learning Portal which contains the Chief Examiners’ Reports on past examinations and the Candidates’ Interactive Portal.

“As we eargerly await the end of Covid -19 and the resumption of normal activities in the country, the West African Examination Council in Nigeria wishes to urge all candidates to take advantage of the rich resources provided by it on the following portals to keep themselves updated, pending the commencement of the examination.

“The Chief Examiners’ Report: This will give you why Candidates who sat for previous WAEC examinations performed below expectations. It will help you to avoid the errors that made candidates record below-average performance. Log on to: www.waeconline.org.ng/e-learning and check the Chief Examiners’ Reports from 2008 to 2018.

“This portal gives a comprehensive analysis of candidates’ performance in all subjects, identifying the strengths and weaknesses, what they failed to do and what they should have done to perform better.”

The statement also said the second portal which is Candidates Interactive Portal, is an information sharing platform that allows the Council to effectively engage with candidates before, during and after the examination.

It said “Candidates are advised to log on to the portal: www.waeckonnect.com with the log in details sent to their e-mail address during registration processes and avail themselves of this veritable tool for their examination success.

“It is necessary to admonish all candidates not to play around during this waiting period, but to study hard for the postponed examination.”

The statement however stated that “a new timetable will be announced once normalcy is restored.”

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