WAEC: 2020 May/June exam diet not cancelled

The management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said that the Council had not cancelled the conduct of the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.   This was as the Council said that there was no plan to refund the sum of N22,500 to candidates who had enrolled for the examination.     The Head of National Office (HNO), WAEC Nigeria Council, Mr. Patrick Areghan, while reacting to a publication circulating on the social media that the West African Examinations Council had…

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Edo govt, WAEC train teachers to improve learning outcomes

The Edo State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Emmanuel Agbale, has said that Governor Godwin Obaseki led-administration will continue to focus on improving the capacity of teachers in the state, to improve their competence. The commissioner disclosed this while declaring open a three-day seminar themed: “The 21st Century Teacher and Pedagogical Shift in Basic and Secondary Education”, which was held across the three senatorial districts of the state and organised by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC). Agbale charged the participants to demonstrate commitment…

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WAEC confirms Adeleke’s participation in 1981 exams

The West African Examination Councils (WAEC) yesterday confirmed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke sat for examination in 1981. The Council, in an affidavit deposed to by one Osindeinde Henry Sunday Adewunmi and filed at the registry of the court, confirmed that the PDP gubernatorial candidate sat for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) in May/June 1981 at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State with centre number 19645. In the four-paragraph affidavit filed in compliance with…

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Again, candidates’ performance in WASSCE drops below 50% as WAEC releases 2018 result

As against the improvement recorded in 2017 in the May/June diet of the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), only 786,016 of a total of 1,572,396 who sat the examination representing 49.98 per cent obtained credit and above in five subjects including English and Mathematics. The latest statistics, which was against the 52.97 and 59.22 per cent recorded in 2016 and 2017 respectively, was revealed this afternoon by the Head of the Nigeria Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr. Olu Adenipekun. Adenipekun, who addressed the media…

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WAEC: How principals, invigilators, candidates engage in malpractices

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has alleged that some school principals, invigilators and supervisors, working alongside notorious syndicates now collaborate with candidates to cheat in its examinations, especially the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). WAEC spoke against the backdrop of weekend’s parade by the Lagos State Police Command of four suspects who had pleaded guilty to the allegation of engaging in the retailing trade of live questions of examinations conducted by the Council. In a statement yesterday by the examination body, a copy of which was made…

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Principals, invigilators, candidates collaborate to cheat during exams- WAEC

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has alleged that some secondary school principals and invigilators collaborate to help candidates cheat during the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). This was contained in a statement issued by the management of WAEC on Monday in Abuja, to clarify reports making rounds in the media that question papers of the ongoing 2018 exams had been leaked to candidates prior to their examination dates. WAEC, however, explained that due to an unholy alliance between some heads of some secondary schools, candidates and the…

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Ebonyi stops students’ enrolment in private schools

Ebonyi state government has banned enrolment of students in public schools for their West African Examination Council (WAEC) and Senior School Certificate Examination in private schools with a view to halting depletion of students in public schools in the state. Scores of students in the state had left public schools for private schools in the rural areas otherwise known as miracle centres where they had registered for this year’s WAEC and NECO, leaving their original schools. But the government at the weekend banned the development following the reduction in number…

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We don’t need exams in schools – Prof. Obayan

Professor Pai Obayan is the immediate past Chairman of the Governing Board of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). In this interview with MOJEED ALABI, he suggests scrapping of some parastatals in the education ministries and cancellation of examinations in schools, among others as solutions to the challenges facing Nigeria’s education system   You have always canvassed scrapping of some agencies of government and particularly in the Ministry of Education. What informed your position? There is nothing like an agency as we have them too numerous in this country. Here…

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Furore over WAEC’s new examination diet

DISAGREEMENT Less than one week that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) unfolded plans to introduce a new diet for external candidates, key stakeholders have faulted the move, kicking that it would not see the light of the day   While Nigerian students and their parents are yet to recover from the confusion generated by this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), last week, introduced a new diet in its examinations, which has continued to generate debate among stakeholders. With the new diet,…

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I regret not fleeing with my daughter – Mother of Chibok girl

Mrs. Rebecca Samuel, mother of Sarah Samuel, one of the missing Chibok school girls, broke down in tears as she was overwhelmed by emotions during the lecture held to mark the 3rd Anniversary of the kidnap of the chibok girls. Onwuka Nzeshi caught up with her at the foyer of the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton, and asked her a few questions Where were you at the time your daughter was abducted? I was in Abuja. You mean you have always lived in Abuja? No. I came to Abuja, but it…

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