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Registration for WAEC private candidates starts May 14

Registration for WAEC private candidates starts May 14

- The second series of WASSCE for private candidates would begin soon, the West African Examination Council has announced

- Registration for private candidates will begin on May 14 and end July 6

- The exam council has also made provision for “walk –in” candidates and candidates with special needs

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Sunday, May 13, announced that it would soon conduct the second series of the West African Senior School certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.

According to Premium Times, the exam body made this known in a press statement by the spokesperson of the council, Demianus Ojijeogu,

According to the statement, registration starts May 14 and ends July 6, 2018, adding that the registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centre.

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“After obtaining the registration pin, candidates should log on to Walk –in candidates, who wish to write the examination after the close of entries may be accommodated provided they register less than 24 hours to the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write .

"The walk-in candidates fee is 25,000 only. Candidates must conclude registration within two weeks of first access to the website during registration period.” the statement said.

The statement by the council also said the special needs’ candidates will also register online but “they must state clearly their disabilities: blind, low vision, spastic, speech etc.

Candidates are expected to pay a registration fee of N13,950 and a commission of N500 to banks and accredited agents.

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According to an earlier report by, the West African Examination Council has released the WASSCE schedule for private candidates.

The reports say the WASSCE for school candidates will take place afterwards.

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