Nigerian Students may Write GCE instead of WAEC Exam – Nigeria Gov’t

The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is considering telling students to sit for the General Certificate Examination GCE instead of the West African Examination Senior School Certificate Examination WASSCE.

The Nigeria Government is revealing this should it fail to meet up with the West African Examination Council, WAEC’s timetabe for the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.

Recall that has WAEC agreed with Nigeria toShifts 2020 Examination.

Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba saif GCE may be an alternative since the WASSCE cannot be rescheduled for any reason.

The Minister disclosed further that negotiations were already on to move local language subjects such as Ibo, Yoruba and Hausa as offered in Nigeria, behind from their usual spots as first written subjects.

According to the Minister, “this would be to allow all participating countries the needed time to write the general subjects at the same time if Nigeria is able to meet up with the WAEC timetable.”

“Nigeria is not moving away from it, the option would have been to go to November to take the GCE external exams. Nigeria is carefully studying that if in the event everything fails, we may go to that.

Nigerian Students may Write GCE instead of WAEC Exam – Nigeria Gov’t

“In the guideline, there is a checklist of the requirements to be put in place and we have given a cut off date so we can know who needs help,” he said.

He said many States in Nigeria have complained about their inability to meet up with the date and that was why the Federal government requested WAEC give the country and the schools some time to meet up.

The Minister said the government will work out a ‘domestication module’ that will take “our peculiar subjects behind after we have done general (subjects).

“This will buy us the time we need for all of us to be at par with the rest of West Africa and operating at the same time because the unanimity with which WAEC has always worked is still very important to us.”


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