The West African Examinations Council
(WAEC) says it is set for the conduct of its
newly introduced January/February West
African Senior School certificate Examination
(WASSCE) for private candidates.
The council’s Head, National Office (HNO) Mr
Olu Adenipekun said the examination will take
place in major cities across the country this
year from January 29 to February 12.
“We are fully ready to go. This examination is
the first of its kind in the country for private
candidates only, and is to be administered for
now only in major cities and towns.
“The result of this examination might likely be
released within 30 days, and once we are able
to do that, then we will be free to go into the
main examination, which will now be the
conduct of the May/June WASSCE for school
“After this, we then also have the opportunity
to prepare also for the conduct of the second
series of the WASSCE for private candidates
in August, popularly known as November/
“So, in a nut shell, we are fully prepared to
win over the confidence of the general public,
especially the Nigerian children, to the fact
that they have an examination body that is
ready and prepared to meet their academic
needs,’’ he told NAN.
Adenipekun said the new arrangement was to
ensure that those who are unable to pass
were given the opportunity to get better
prepared and try again.
He said that efforts had also been stepped up
in the area of computer and application of
hardware for the council’s operation, to
impact the activities of the organisation
According to the HNO, council seeks to
continually improve on its operation in the
new year in order to be able to conduct
leakage-free as well as credible examinations
and release result s promptly.
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