WAEC further extends registration for WASSCE private candidates

WAEC further extends registration for WASSCE private candidates

- There are new changes in the dates concerning the 2020 WAEC examinations

- A deadline for registration of the exam has been extended for private candidates

- The examination body made the changes known via a message on social media

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has extended registration for its 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination for private candidates.

This was disclosed in a tweet through its Twitter handle, @waecnigeria on Friday, November 6.

WAEC further extends registration for WASSCE private candidates
WAEC private candidates will get extra time for their registration process. Photo credit: @GuardianNigeria
Source: Twitter

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Part of the tweet read:

“WASSCE for private candidates, 2020 – second series: Further extension of registration period. Earlier, the examination body extended the registration deadline to Friday, October 23, 2020.”

The extension is expected to give those affected ample time to complete the process before the commencement of the exam proper.

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WAEC authorities say it is part of their plan to accommodate all candidates to participate in the examination.

Meanwhile, WAEC has apologised to the Ekiti state government over the delay in the release of the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination results.

The examination body also dismissed the insinuations that the results of candidates from public schools in the state were put on hold owing to a huge accumulated debt owed by the Ekiti government.

Parents and candidates in Ekiti had expressed concerns over their inability to check and print their results, which ignited the widespread rumours in the state.

WAEC in a letter signed by its branch controller in the state clarified that the Ekiti state government is not indebted to the council.

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In a related development, a Nigerian student, Miss Ogwubie Chikemzi Praise, has made nine As in her WASSCE papers.

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The news was made known by a Twitter handle identified as Ikwerre Youth Movement Television.

The young student has been celebrated on social media by Nigerians who hailed her for achieving the feat.

Founded in 1952, the examination board established by law to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, to conduct the examinations, and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.

The council has contributed to education in Anglophonic countries of West Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and The Gambia), with the number of examinations they have coordinated, and certificates they have issued.

They also formed an endowment fund, to contribute to education in West Africa, through lectures, and aid to those who cannot afford education.

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