- WAEC has announced its plan to extend the 2020 registration period for school students seeking to sit for WASSCE
- The exam council said the registration period for the school candidates has been extended to Monday, March 2
- WAEC also noted in its extension notice that there would be no payment for late entry
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the extension of the closing date for its West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) registration.
This was contained in a tweet via its official Twitter handle, @waecnigeria, in the morning of Tuesday, February 25.
Going by the extension notice released, the registration has been extended from Friday, February 21, to Monday, March 2, without the payment of any late entry fee.
Schools have been advised to take advantage of the extended window to complete their registration for the examination diet.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that WAEC has withdrawn its certificate from some candidates between 1992 to 2014. The names of the persons accused were published by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday, December 2, 2019.
JAMB said that in order to curb malpractice, it is working with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for better tracking of candidates' identity numbers during and after its examination.
In a related development, not less than 700,000 candidates have already registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The disclosure was made by the national spokesman of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Fabian Benjamin, on Sunday, January 26.
He said that JAMB has blacklisted about 41 Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres following allegations of fraud and deficiency on the part of technicians.
Similarly, a total of 33,304 candidates passed with credit in the mandatory five subjects, including Mathematics and English, in the 2019 WASSCE in Nigeria. This was made known by WAEC which released results of the exercise on Friday, November 15, 2019.
The council, through Olu Adenipekun, head of the Nigeria national office, said it also withheld the results of 9,457 candidates.
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