WAEC releases 2021 WASSCE results, raises fee, reverts to May/June calendar

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The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has released the result of the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)

Mr Patrick Areghan, Head of the WAEC’s Nigeria National Office, who announced this on Monday, 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.

Areghan also announced that the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, will be conducted in May/June 2022.

The WAEC has conducted WASSCE between August and October in recent years as a result of the disruption of the covid-19 pandemic.

“Let me thank the Federal and the various Ministries of Education for working so hard to stabilize the academic calendar.  Accordingly, as a result of the return to normalcy, the Honourable Minister of Education has requested that the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022 should be conducted in May/June 2022.

“This position has been communicated to the Registrar to Council in Accra and he has assured us that it will be reckoned with in drawing up the International Time-table for the examination.  And so, by the special grace of God, the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022 will be taking place in May/June 2022.  Entries for the examination will be floated on Monday, December 6, 2021,” Areghan said.

Meanwhile, WAEC has disclosed that from 2022, the cost of registration for the WASSCE has been raised from N13,950 to N18,000 to meet the demands of economic reality.

“Owing to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic which has brought the global economy to its knees, the unabatingly spiralling inflation in the country as can be seen in the general cost of doing business and the multiplier effect of the unabatingly insecurity in the country, which have consequential effects on the cost of our operations, it is no longer possible to continue to provide services with the current fee of N13,950.00 per candidate,” Areghaan said.

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