No fewer than 1,607,975 candidates have registered to sit for the 2022, West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) revealed the data on Monday, saying the number is from 20,221 schools across the country. Head of Nigeria Office, WAEC, Patrick Areghan, said a total of 1,607,975 candidates from 20,221 schools had registered for the examination.
He added: “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.”
Areghan also warned operators of rouge websites to desist from their heinous acts. “We also want to sound a note of warning to all operators of rouge-websites that WAEC will not condone their heinous acts during the conduct of this examination. 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.“