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WAEC Results Withheld – Why It Happens

Why WAEC Results Are With-heldThe West African Examination Council (WAEC) has clarified that the results of its exams are withheld due to examination malpractices in centres, contrary to speculations that it does so to witch-hunt candidates who performs excellently in their exams.This was made known by the Zonal Coordinator of WAEC in charge of Lagos and Ogun…

WAEC Release May/June 2020 WASSCE Results, Records Slight Improvement

WAEC Releases 2020 WASSCE Results.The West African Examinations Council has officially announced the release of the May/June 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results.This was made known by WAEC’s Head of Nigeria National Office, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, at a briefing on Monday at the Council’s national office in Yaba, Lagos.Adenipekun also disclosed that…

Students retaking GSCE exams in November ‘may pose public health risk’

College leaders in England have warned that large numbers of students retaking maths and English GCSEs next month could pose a public health risk, as coronavirus infection rates continue to rise in many parts of the country. Tens of thousands of students, whose GCSEs were cancelled over the summer, are due to sit the exams…

Gavin Williamson draws teachers’ ire with impartiality warning

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has stressed the need for teachers to be politically neutral in the classroom, following the publication of controversial new guidance warning schools not to use resources produced by organisations with “extreme political stances”. Interviewed by his old politics teacher at the virtual Conservative party conference on Monday, Williamson said comparatively…

WAEC Extends 2020 GCE 2nd Series Registration Closing Date

WAEC GCE Registration Deadline ExtensionThe official registration closing date for the 2020 West African Examination Council (WAEC) Second Series GCE has been extended to Friday, 23rd October, 2020.Interested candidates who are yet to register for the exam are therefore advised to use this extension to the deadline to complete their registration on the WAEC GCE online registration portal.Guidelines…

JAMB Change of Course & Institution 2020/21 Session Ongoing

Official JAMB Change of Course & Institution Form 2020/2021 Session Announced.The Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board, JAMB wishes to inform 2020 UTME candidates that the Change of Course and Institution application has commenced.Candidates who wish to change their choice university/ institution or course ahead of the 2020/2021 Post-UTME can now take advantage of this opportunity to switch…

Disadvantaged students narrow GCSE attainment gap in England

Disadvantaged students in England improved their results at GCSE this summer, narrowing the attainment gap with their peers, according to an analysis. After summer exams were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there were fears that disadvantaged students could lose out from results based on teacher assessments because of the risk of bias. Research by…

Algorithm method was bound to fail for Ofqual | Letters

Alex Hern was correct (Ofqual’s A-level algorithm: why did it fail to make the grade?, 21 August) to point out that the “algorithm” is actually an equation. This is not just a nerdish distinction. A statistical model, which should be the basis of this type of algorithm, would estimate the likelihood that a particular factor…

Senior Tories turn on Gavin Williamson over exams fiasco

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has lost the trust of his officials to such an extent that he can no longer serve effectively in the cabinet, one of the most senior Tory MPs said last night as pressure grew on Boris Johnson to sack him. Sir Bernard Jenkin, who chairs the powerful Commons liaison committee,…

Relief and frustration for A-level students as universities decide on places

A-level students who were downgraded by the controversial government algorithm are relieved after universities confirmed their places for this year. “I could not believe what I had read,” said Leah Glenday, of the message she received on Friday confirming her place at Girton College, Cambridge, after the anxiety of a week believing her dreams had…

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