The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has noted that the introduction of an additional diet for private candidates is to expand opportunities for all.
WAEC’s Head of National Office, Olu Adenipekun revealed this while speaking at the Formal Unveiling of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) on Wednesday in Lagos.
He identified that the need for the new diet became necessary due to agitations against denial of equal opportunity against against Private Candidates.
In his words, “with growing concern among Stakeholders over what they perceive as discrimination or denial of equal opportunity against Private Candidates, there has been a deluge of agitation, criticism and appeal across the West African Sub-Region for Council to find a way of reducing the agony of long waiting experienced by the Private Candidates who desire another shot at WASSCE.
“The conduct of an additional diet of the WASSCE for School Candidates is written first every year and the results are released before the conduct of the WASSCE for Private Candidates. Therefore, School Candidates who wish to retake the examination usually have the opportunity of doing so with the Private Candidates examination.”