1.62Million School Candidates To Write 2023 WASSCE, As WAEC Holds Exam May 8 -June 23 - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, May 4, 2023

1.62Million School Candidates To Write 2023 WASSCE, As WAEC Holds Exam May 8 -June 23

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC ) has revealed that 
One million,six hundred and twenty-one thousand,eight hundred and fifty-three (1,621,853) candidates across twenty thousand, eight hundred and fifty-one (20,851) public and private Secondary Schools in Nigeria will be writing the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) which has been slated to hold between May 8 and June 23.

Head of National Office of WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan made this known at a pre-examination briefing in Lagos on Thursday

“I am delighted to inform you that the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 2023 will take place between Monday, the 8th of May, and Friday, the 23rd of June, 2023 in Nigeria, spanning a period of seven (07) weeks,” he revealed.

The HNO was full of praises that Africa sub-regional examination had regained its regular academic calendar of May/June for the second consecutive time, except in Ghana

“For the second time in succession, we have successfully reverted to May/June period for the conduct of the examination. This is remarkable. The significance of this landmark is that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the various member States, with the exception of Ghana, have now again found common ground in respect of their academic calendars"

“This shows a massive recovery from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our sincere gratitude goes to the Honourable Minister of Education and his Ministry for this memorable achievement, and to the Registrar to Council for his untiring efforts.”

According to Areghan, candidates would be examined in 76 subjects, made up of 197 papers.

He added that about 30,000 practicing senior secondary school teachers, nominated by the various State Ministries of Education, would be participating in the examination as supervisors.

Teachers in all the schools presenting candidates for the examination would serve as invigilators in their respective schools. While supervisors and invigilators for derecognized schools would be solely appointed, from outside the schools, by the State Ministries of Education concerned.

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