The West African Examination Council, WAEC has revealed the commencement date for the 2021 June/July Examination and we also gathered that about 1.6 million candidates are expected to participate in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination( WASSCE) The examination has been scheduled to begin on August 16, 2021, to September 30, 2021. This was revealed by the Head of the National Office of West African Examination Council, Mr Patrick Areghan, in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.
He stated that the council was working with relevant stakeholders to ensure a hitch-free WASSCE for school candidates, in spite of some challenges.
According to him, the entire process of conducting the examination – from the printing of examination materials, distributing them, and ensuring security, to the recruitment of Adhoc staff and printing certificates – is a huge financial burden.
He noted that the West African School Certificate was internationally accepted and required protection of its integrity.
He urged schools and candidates to get themselves well prepared ahead of the examination, warning that the council would not tolerate any acts capable of undermining the integrity of the examination