By Orowo Victoria Ojieh
The West African Examinations Council WAEC, Nigeria, On Monday announced that the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Candidates, 2022, will commence on the 16 of May and end on June 23.
The Head of WAEC in Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, disclosed this during a press briefing on Monday. He said the exam would take a period of six weeks, adding that the revert to May/June period for the conduct of the examination should be celebrated.
Areghan said, “Gentlemen of the Media, I am delighted to inform you that the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 2022 will take place between May 16 and June 23, 2022, in Nigeria, spanning a period of six (06) weeks.
“The revert to May/June period for the conduct of the examination should be celebrated. The significance of this is that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the various member States, save Ghana, have now again found a common ground in respect of their academic calendars.
“This shows a massive recovery from the devastating effects, disruptions, and confusion caused by the pandemic. We must give kudos to the Honourable Minister of Education and his Ministry for this wonderful feat.”
He added that a total of 1,607,975 candidates from 20,221 schools had registered for the examination.
Areghan also urged parents to desist from patronizing operators of rouge websites.
“Parents are hereby warned to desist from patronising these evil-doers who are hell-bent on frustrating the efforts of WAEC. They should not patronise them as that would only lead to the destruction of their children’s destiny.
“Meanwhile, we shall, as usual, work hand-in-hand with the Nigeria Police to bring perpetrators to book. There will be no hiding place for them. Perpetrators will surely face the full wrath of the law.”