The West African Examinations Council, Nigeria, On Monday announced that the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Candidates, 2022, will commence on the 16th of May 16 and end on June 23.
The Head of WAEC in Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, disclosed this during a press briefing on Monday. According to Areghan, the exam would take a period of six weeks.
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 the 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.”
The WAEC head further stated that the final International Timetable for the conduct of the examination had been sent to all schools for their proper and necessary guidance.
He added that a total of 1,607,975 candidates from 20,221 schools had registered for the examination.
Areghan said, “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.”