14 April 2017

WAEC now Conducting 3 Exams in one Year

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) now allows three sittings in one year.


WAEC on Thursday said it had approved the commencement of an additional diet in its examination for the private candidates every year.

WAEC registrar,  Iyi Uwadiae announced in conference recently held in Lagos that

WAEC conducts its West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) twice every year, in May/June for school candidates and in November/December for private candidates.

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“The council also conducts various national examinations in the member countries except Nigeria.

“Now, the school candidates who wish to retake the
examination usually have the opportunity of doing so with the private candidates’ examination.

“With this development, there has been a wave of
agitation, criticisms and appeal across the sub-region for the council to ameliorate the agony of long waiting experience by private candidates who desire another attempt at WASSCE,’’ he said.

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He noted that the modalities for the take off of the examination were already being worked out and the
examination could begin in February/March of 2018.

“Details of the scheduled dates, available subjects,
location of centres and their information would be
provided by the Head of Nigeria national office at the
appropriate time,’’ Uwadiae said.
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