2024 WASSCE: 1.8m candidates set to take exams

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said 1.8 million candidates will sit for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates.

The examination begins today and ends on Monday, June 24.

A statement by the Head of WAEC’s Nigeria National Office, Dr. Josiah Dangut, said candidates from 22,229 schools registered for the examination.

It said 902,328 males and 912,016 females registered for this year’s edition of the examination, which shows an increase in the number of candidates compared to last year’s figures.

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Dangut said in line with the directive of the Federal Government, the National Identification Number (NIN) was made a component of the registration process.
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The WAEC chief said extra security arrangements had been made in volatile areas with the council liaising with police and state governments to provide tight security.

He warned candidates and school authorities against examination malpractice, saying erring candidates, supervisors and schools would be duly sanctioned.

Dangut also said the council had rolled out several awareness campaigns nationwide and organised seminars for school proprietors, principals, students and other key stakeholders, to sensitise them on the immediate and long-drawn effects of examination malpractice.

According to him, results will be released 45 days after the conduct of the last paper, while certificates will be printed and issued to schools in less than 90 days after the release of results.

The WAEC chief said the results of the examination would be released along with the digital copies of candidates’ certificates, which can be accessed on the Digital Certificate platform.

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