2021WASSCE: 1.57million Candidates To Write Exams In Nigeria - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

2021WASSCE: 1.57million Candidates To Write Exams In Nigeria

At least a total of One Million, Five Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand, Seven Hundred and Eighty-Nine (1,573,789) candidates, comprising 792,620 males (50.36%) and 781,169 females (49.64%) will be writing this year's West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE in Nigeria holding between  August 16 and September 30, the West African Examination Council WAEC has revealed

The candidates according to the Africa sub-regional examination body, are Nineteen Thousand, Four Hundred and Twenty Five (19,425) recognized secondary schools, comprising Eight Thousand and Fifty-Two (8.052) public and Eleven Thousand Three Hundred and Seventy-Three (11,373) private schools in the country 

The head of the Nigeria national office, West African Examination Council, WAEC, Mr Patrick Areghan addressing newsmen on preparation for the examination, stated further that the candidates would be examined in 76 subjects, made up of 197 papers. while about 25,000 senior teachers would be participating in the examination as supervisors  

Areghan also announced launch of WAEC request management system/ chatbot at the press briefing held at WAEC national office, Yaba, Lagos.

His words,” We have invited you here to acquaint you with the preparations we have made for the smooth and successful conduct of the WASSCE (SC) 2021 as well as to witness the official launch of our newest product – REQUEST MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND WAEC-CHATBOT, designed to address the immediate needs of our stakeholders"

He however attributed the holding of the examination in August as against its usual May-June period, to the disruption caused by Covid-19; the need to align with Nigeria’s emergency academic calendar and the request by the federal government for the shift in date

 Areghan who noted that the management would adhere to Covid-19 protocols, including ensuring compliance by all stakeholders, said that body was liaising with security agencies to ensure smooth sail of the examination.

The WAEC boss also reiterated the body zero-tolerance stance against all forms of malpractices including rogue- website operators and the so called miracle centres.

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