By Joy Abalaka://
The West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination, WASSCE will commence its annual examination in all states of the federation on May 16, 2022, revealing that 1,607,985 students will be examined in different subjects.
Head of National Office of the West African Examination Counci WAEC, Mr. Patrick Arhegan made this disclosure on Monday.
Arhegan noted that the body had overcome the distruption caused by the pandemic in the 2021 examination sessions and has put things in place seeking for a successful conduct of this year’s examination.
Addressing journalists in Lagos, the WAEC National head, said the number of students entering for the examination is the highest entry so far in the history of the examination.
“A total of One Million, Six Hundred and Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy Five (1,607,975) candidates from Twenty Thousand, Two Hundred and Twenty One (20,221) schools have registered for the examination.
“It has been very difficult navigating the way to May 16, 2022 (commencement date of the examination). Non-adherence to registration deadline was a major problem,” he said.
Arhegan added that WAEC has made available its e-learning portal to assist candidates with e- learning materials and warned students to desist from being inclined in exam malpractices and their parents who encourage their wards in unethical acts that are capable of putting their children Involved in such.
He thanked the Minister of Education for his support and ensured that with the support of security agencies, tbe examination will hold in a peaceful atmosphere.
“WAEC has e-learning portal to equip the students with the necessary requirements and expectations needed to write and pass their examinations. Candidates should visit https://WAEConline.org.ng to access the portal.
“Parents are hereby warned to desist from patronising these evil-doers who are hell bent on frustrating the efforts of WAEC. They should not patronize 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” he said.
The WASSCE examination, which will be conduct within six weeks, commences next week, 16 May and ends on 23 June, 2022.