The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has confirmed that no public schools in Sokoto and Zamfara state would sit for the West African Senior School Examination (WASSCE) scheduled to hold from May 16 and June 23, 2022 because the government owned school did not present candidates The Trumpet gathered.
The Head of National Office, HNO, Mr. Patrick Areghan, disclosed this at a news conference on Monday in Lagos, to announce details of the council’s preparations and readiness for the conduct of the examination in Nigeria.
Areghan however stated that private schools in the states had registered their candidates for the WASSCE, he also explained that “the reason why candidates from public schools were not registered remains unknown.”
The WAEC chief also frowned at late registration of candidates, particularly by private schools, saying such act is totally unacceptable as it delays preparations for the examination.
He said over 1.6 million candidates from 20,221 schools have registered for the examination, out of which 800,055 representing 49.76 percent are males, while 800,724, estimating for 50.24 per cent, are females.
Areghan said that candidates would be examined in 76 subjects, made up of 197 papers while about 30,000 practicing senior teachers, nominated by various Ministries of Education, would be participating in the examination as supervisors.
The organisation frowned on malpractices, it therefore called on parents and guardians to admonish their wards to study hard and desist from any form of examination malpractice. WAEC also warned supervisors to desist from aiding and abetting examination malpractice by assisting candidates, especially by allowing them to enter the Examination Hall with their cell phones and making use of it.