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WAEC News Today 2021 Check Latest WAEC News for April

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WAEC News Today: Now and then, news comes up about the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and one does not get to know about this news easily. In this article, we have compiled all of the latest WAEC news today for April 2021. Continue reading to see them below.

WAEC News Today 2021

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says its 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, earlier scheduled for May/June, may not hold.

The Council’s Head of National Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, gave the hint while announcing the release of results of the 2021 first series of the WASSCE for private candidates on Tuesday in Lagos.

Mr Areghan said the effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still much felt in the education sector.

You should read a little about the West African Examination Council (WAEC) below before you get to see the 2021 WAEC News today.

About the West Africa Examination Council

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board established by law in 1952 to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries.

It also conducts the examinations and award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally. The council has contributed to education in the Anglophonic countries of West Africa.

The board also formed an endowment fund to contribute to education in West Africa through lectures and aid to those who cannot afford education.

WAEC’s vision is to be a world-class examining body that adds value to its stakeholders’ educational goals. Its mission is to remain Africa’s foremost examining body, providing qualitative and reliable educational assessment. READ MORE

About the West Africa Examination Council

Latest 2021 WAEC News Today

1. WAEC Releases Woeful 2021 Result

Generally, results for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for 2021 released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is nothing to write home about.

According to Patrick Areghan, the national head of WAEC in Nigeria, out of the 7,289 candidates who wrote the examination, only 2,938 of them (just 40.31%) got credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects with or without English Language and Mathematics.

2. WAEC Announces Date for the Release of WASSCE Result

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that private candidates who sat for the 2021-First Series West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) would see their results on Tuesday, April 6.

The examination body made the announcement via its official Twitter handle, on Monday night, April 5.

3. WAEC Cancels Exam for Private Candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Nigeria has cancelled a series of examinations for private candidates.

The cancellation affected the first series Literature-in-English (2&1,3) examination of the 2021 WASSCE taken by private candidates.

The examination which was held on Friday, February 26 has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 11, 2021.

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4. WAEC Announces 2020 WASSCE Result

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that 39.82% made credits in five subjects including Mathematics and English in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates 2020 (second series).

The nation reports that the commission’s head of national office, Patrick Areghan also announced the opening of registration for the 2021 WASSCE for school candidates three months behind schedule.

While Areghan was announcing the release of the WASSCE for private candidates 2020 result on Monday, February 15, he said the result was an improvement in performance in the examination in the last two years.

5. Sokoto Spent N740m on WAEC and NECO Students Enrollment

The Sokoto State Government has spent N740 million to pay the registration fees of the West African Examinations Commission (WAEC) and the National Examinations Board (NECO) for students in the state.

The announcement was made by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Sunday during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected presidents of the Nigerian Youth Congress (NYCN) and the Sokoto School Students Union (FOSSOSA).

6. WAEC Announces Deadline for WASSCE 2021 Registration

The deadline for the registration of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, 2021 is now January 29.

Vanguard reports that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Nigeria stated this on Saturday, January 9.

This was disclosed by the WAEC head of public affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, who confirmed that the report from its zonal WAEC office, Benin City, Edo State.

7. Waec Gets New Head of National Office

Mr Patrick Areghan assumed office as the Head of Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Until his appointment as the Head of National Office, he was the Head of Test Administration Division, WAEC, Nigeria.

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8. Ayade pleads with WAEC Not to Relocate, as The Exam Body Insists

The Cross River State government, yesterday, pleaded with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) not to relocate to its zonal office in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State as a result of the destruction of its Calabar office by hoodlums.

The Acting Head, Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, WAEC insisted that it would temporarily relocate to its zonal office in Uyo, adding that the decision stemmed from vandalism, looting, and burning of its office in Calabar on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Ojijeogu explained that the relocation plan, which was an interim measure, would enable the examination body to continue its operations and services to the Nigerian students and other stakeholders.

9. WAEC Agrees to Shift SSCE Due to Coronavirus

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has agreed with Nigeria to postpone the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) as a result of the disruptions caused by the deadly coronavirus pandemic, which forced the closure of schools in the country.

Senior officials of the Federal Ministry of Education had mounted pressure on the examination body to shift the test and had engaged top officials of the agency in a meeting in Abuja earlier in the week on the matter.

10. WAEC Expresses Willingness to Partner NSCDC in Kaduna

The Kaduna Zonal Office of West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has expressed willingness to partner with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State, to protect the sanctity of its examinations.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASC Orndiir Terzungwe said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Kaduna.

Newsmen report that candidates and other critical stakeholders are anxiously awaiting the date for the commencement of this year’s Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.

FAQs on WAEC News Today

FAQs on WAEC News Today 

1. What is WAEC?

Ans = WAEC is the acronym for West African Examination Council.

2. As a WAEC Candidate am I Supposed to Pay for WAEC Calculator?

Ans = No. It is free.

3. Who can verify the WAEC result?

Ans = WAEC result verification can be carried out by an individual to confirm if the WAEC result is original.

4. How Can I Get My WAEC Original Result?

Ans = For SSCE candidates, you will get the original result from the school you wrote the exam. While for GCE candidates, you will get the original result from the WAEC Branch office in your state.

5, Where can I get the latest WAEC news update?

Ans = WAEC news update is always available on our site. Do well to bookmark this page to be able to get them.

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