The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has confirmed that the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), 2022, for school candidates, has been reverted to the May/June period.
This is as the examination is expected to take place between May 16 and June 23, in Nigeria, spanning a period of 6 weeks.
The development is coming against the backdrop of the timetable for the examination in the last 2 years which was badly affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
This was made known on Monday by the Head of Nigeria Office, WAEC, Patrick Areghan, at a press briefing, where he said that the conduct of the examination should be celebrated.
Areghan noted that although the National Identification Number (NIN) is part of the registration process, it was not made compulsory in order not to disqualify many candidates.
He said, “Even though NIN was made a component of the registration process, it was not a compulsory requirement in order not to disqualify many candidates. Even after the registration exercise, candidates were, and are still being, allowed to submit their NIN for upload. I, therefore, want to make it categorically clear that no candidate was denied registration as a result of non-submission of NIN.
“Gentlemen of the media, we are set for the conduct of the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022 in Nigeria. We are working hand-in-hand with the Federal Ministry of Education, the various State Ministries of Education, the Nigeria Police Force, other security agencies and other stakeholders, to deliver, as usual, a credible examination to the Nigerian Child and the general public.”