WAEC Approves New Examination For Private Candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC)
on Thursday said it had approved the
commencement of an additional diet in its
examination for the private candidates every year. WASSEC candidate The council’s Registrar, Dr Iyi Uwadiae announced
the approval at a news conference in Lagos. Uwadiae said the move was in connection with the
growing concerns among stakeholders over what
they perceived as discrimination or denial of equal
opportunity to private candidates. “WAEC conducts its West African Senior School
Certificate Examination (WASSCE) twice every
year, in May/June for school candidates and in
November/December for private candidates. “The council also conducts various national
examinations in the member countries except
Nigeria. “Now, the school candidates who wish to retake
the examination usually have the opportunity of
doing so with the private candidates’ examination. “With this development, there has been a wave of
agitation, criticisms and appeal across the sub-
region for the council to ameliorate the agony of
long waiting experience by private candidates who
desire another attempt at WASSCE,’’ he said.

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