June 12, 2024

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WAEC Announces Commencement of WASSCE, April 30

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Peterclaver Egbochue

The West African Examinations Council, Nigeria, has announced the commencement date for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, (WASSCE) for school candidates.

The examination is scheduled to start on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, and would conclude on June 24, 2024.

The Head of the Nigeria Office at WAEC, Dr. Amos Dangut, announced this on Monday at a press conference in Lagos Office of WAEC, affirming the council’s preparedness to administer the examination.

He further specified that the examination period would span seven weeks and six days.

Dangut said, “I am delighted to inform you that WASSCE for School Candidates, 2024 will take place between Tuesday, April 30 and Monday, June 24, 2024, in Nigeria, spanning seven weeks and six days.”

According to the head of Nigerian Office, a total of One  Million,  Eight  Hundred and Fourteen Thousand,  Three Hundred and Forty-Four (1,814,344) candidates from Twenty-Two Thousand Two Hundred and Twenty-Nine ( 22,229) schools registered for the examination.  Out of this number, Nine Hundred and Two Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty-Eight (902,328) are males, amounting to 49.73%, while Nine Hundred and Twelve Thousand, and Sixteen (912,016) are females, which is 50.27% of the total candidature. The statistics show a further increase in the number of females and males respectively, compared to last year. However, on the whole, the candidature for this year increased by One Hundred and Ninety-Two Thousand, Nine Hundred and Forty-Eight (192,948). 

He further explained that candidates would be examined in Seventy-six (76) subjects, made up of One Hundred and Ninety-Seven (197) papers. About Thirty Thousand (30,000) practicing senior secondary school teachers, nominated by various Ministries of Education, will supervise the examination.

He said, “The examination will be conducted in four WAEC member countries, namely: Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. We want to inform candidates of the council’s readiness to conduct WASSCE.

“We are set for the conduct of WASSCE for School candidates in 2024 in Nigeria. The Council also, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education, the State Ministries of Education, the Nigeria Police, other security agencies and other stakeholders, deliver, on its mandate to conduct credible examinations for the Nigerian Child and the general public.

“We remain ever grateful to the Honourable Minister of Education, the Honourable Minister of State for Education, all the State Ministries of Education, the Inspector-General of Police, and indeed, all our stakeholders, for their usual support and cooperation, even as we count on them once again.