WAEC

The 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is out.

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) announced the release through Mr Patrick Areghan, Head of the Nigeria National Office of the Council.

Making the announcement on Monday, Areghan said a total of 80.56 per cent have been fully processed, and 19.44 per cent still being processed due to some issues being resolved.

Areghan said One Million, Five Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand, Eight Hundred and Forty-Nine (1,573,849) candidates registered for the examination and 1,560,261 candidates sat the examination.

“The examination, which was an international one, took place simultaneously throughout the five-member countries of the Council – The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, using the same International Timetable.

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“The examination spanned seven weeks, between August 16 and October 8, 2021. Throughout the period, we were faced with serious security challenges in the South East (IPOB and ESN sit-at-home order) and banditry, kidnapping, insurgency, etc, in the north and other parts of the country. All these, coupled with the continuous effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic, made the whole exercise a Herculean one.”