The management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is considering reverting to the usual May/June calendar for the conduct of the 2023 WASSCE for School, a source close to the Council has told AcademicWeek.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the insider said years after the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic forced WAEC to administer the international examination in random months, the 2023 WASSCE is likely to be conducted in May/June.
The source familiar with the development said the management of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) at the appropriate time will communicate further details of the 2023 WASSCE for School to the general public and students.
Asked if the Examinations Council is fully prepared for the forthcoming 2022 WASSCE, he said effective measures have been put in place to ensure a smooth and successful conduct of the examination for Senior High School students.
“The Council win collaboration with the Ministry of Education and various security agencies this academic year has put adequate measures in place to ensure questions leakage are thing of the past,” the official told AcademicWeek.com.
Meanwhile, the West African Examinations Council – Nigeria following the slow in spread of the locally transmitted virus has reverted its examination calendar to May/June for this academic year’s WASSCE for School Candidates
Speaking at a press briefing , the Head of Nigeria’s WAEC Office, Patrick Areghan said the 2022 edition of the WASSCE for School Candidates will be administered from May 16 and June 23, 2022, for prospective candidates in his country.
“Gentlemen of the media, I am delighted to inform you that the conduct of the 2022 WASSCE for School Candidates will take place between May 16 and June 23 2022 in Nigeria, spanning six (6) weeks,” the WAEC official told journalists.
Areghan told the media “the revert to May/June period for the conduct of the exams should be celebrated. The significance of this is that the WAEC and the various member States 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 Minister of Education and his Ministry for this wonderful feat.”