WASSCE for School Candidates begins

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria has said the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates will commence on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 and end on June 24, 2024.

Speaking on Monday at its office in Lagos, Head of National Office, Dr Amos Dangut, said the council was ready to conduct the examination.

He added that it would run for 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.”

Candidate stats

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 the 2023 edition.

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However, on the whole, the candidature for 2024 increased by One Hundred and Ninety-Two Thousand, Nine Hundred and Forty-Eight (192,948).

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.

WAEC e-learning portal

Dangut revealed that WAEC had made available its e-learning portal as to assist candidates by providing learning materials that would equip them with the requirements and expectations needed to write and pass their examination with a view to proffering general guidance to teachers and other stakeholders.

Students’ performances on previous examinations are analyzed, with regard to their general strengths and weaknesses, providing expert advice on the requirements for answering WASSCE questions.

Candidates were implored to visit https://WAEConline.org.ng for this service.

Dangut revealed that the exam would also be written in three other WAEC member states – Gambia, Sierra-Leone and Liberia during the period.

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