The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has postponed the English Language examination scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 22, till September 29, 2018 for private candidates, TOPNAIJA.NG can confirm.
The examination body revealed this on its official Twitter handle, @waecnigeria.
The tweet reads, “English Language papers will be written on September 29, 2018. Please, go to our registration site (http://registration.waecdirect.org) and download the timetable.”
Although the examination body did not state clearly, the postponement of the paper may not be unconnected to the Osun State gubernatorial election scheduled to hold on September 22, during which movement within the state would be restricted.
Meanwhile, WAEC had in July released the result of the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for internal candidates.
The exam body said a total of 786,016 candidates of the 1,572,396 that wrote the examination had five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics.
Statistics of the result showed that a total of 1,213,244 candidates representing 76.84 percent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects with or without English Language and or Mathematics.