The West African Examinations Council has on Tuesday, 10th August 2021 announced the timetable for the conduct of the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE (SC) for school candidates in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.
In an official statement seen by 9News Nigeria Education correspondent, the head of the Nigeria national office, West African Examination Council, WAEC, Mr Patrick Areghan, WAEC announced that the 2021 WASSCE will commence on August 16 and end on October 8, 2021.
The head of the council, Mr Patrick Areghan said that in accordance with the Final International Timetable, the WASSCE (SC) 2021 will take place throughout the West African sub-region from Monday, 16th August to Friday, 8th October 2021.
Mr Patrick Areghan revealed that the examination will end in Nigeria on 30th September 2021 which spans through a period of seven weeks (7 weeks period)
Mr Patrick Areghan also added that the National Identification Number will become a major requirement for registration for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination with effect from 2022.
“Let me use this medium to announce that as we continue to make progress in the conduct of the council’s business in Nigeria, NIN will become a major requirement for registration for the WASSCE with effect from the WASSCE for school candidates in 2022 and subsequent dates (No NIN, no entry!).”
He enjoined students in SS one and SS two to start registration for NIN against 2022.
“This means that all prospective candidates must register with the National Identity Management Commission and get their NIN. This is in line with the Federal Government’s policy as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education.
“Also, in accordance with the final international timetable, the WASSCE 2021 will take place throughout the sub-region from Monday, 16th August to Friday, 8th October 2021. However, the examination will end in Nigeria on 30th September 2021 – spanning a period of seven weeks.”
He explained that 19,425 recognised secondary schools, comprising 8,052 public and 11,373 private schools would be presenting 1,573,789 candidates.