West African Body, WAEC Increases Examination Fees To N18,000, Blames Inflation, COVID-19

The registration charges for varsity candidates of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has been elevated.

The charge was hiked from N13,950 to N18,000 ranging from 2022.

West African Body, WAEC Increases Examination Fees To N18,000, Blames Inflation, COVID-19 2

This was disclosed on Monday by the Head of National Office (HNO) for West African Examination Council, Mr Patrick Areghan, whereas asserting the discharge of the outcomes of the 2021 WASSCE in Lagos State.

Areghan ascribed the increment to unabating spiral inflation within the nation, worsened devastating results of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“As can be seen, in the general cost of doing business and the multiplier effect of insecurity in the country which have consequential effects on the cost of our operations, it is no longer possible to continue to provide services with the current fee of N13,950 per candidate.

“We have received approval from the appropriate quarters with effect from the WASSCE for School Candidates 2022 to charge N18,000 per candidate.

“We are, therefore, asking all schools principals to collect N18,000 per candidate for registration.

“Any amount beyond this ceiling will not be to our consent or knowledge and will definitely not come to the purse of the West African Examinations Council,” Areghan warned.

The WAEC boss famous that part of the brand new charges would go into remunerations enhancement for the assorted examination functionaries with impact from 2022 as accredited by the council’s Governing Board.

Areghan who gave the breakdown of the 2021’s WASSCE, stated a complete of 1,573,849 candidates registered for the examination from the 19,425 acknowledged secondary faculties within the nation.

He added that out of the registered candidates, 1,560,261 truly sat for the examination and outcomes of 1,256,990 candidates had been absolutely processed and launched, whereas 303,271 others had been nonetheless being processed as a result of some unresolved points.

The WAEC boss additional continued that efforts had been being made to speedily full the processing to allow all of the affected candidates to get their outcomes absolutely processed and launched inside the subsequent week.

“The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates in the examination shows that out of the 1,560,261 candidates that sat for the examination, 1,398,370, representing 89.62 percent, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects, that is, with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics.

“A total of 1,274,784 others, representing 81.7 percent obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

“Of this number, 630,138, that is, 49.43 per cent, are male candidates, while 644,646, that is, 50.57 percent, are female candidates,” he stated.

According to WAEC, there may be an considerable 16.46 p.c enchancment within the efficiency of those that obtained credit score and above in a minimal of 5 topics, together with English Language and Mathematics, which was 65.24 p.c for 2020 WASSCE.

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West African Body, WAEC Increases Examination Fees To N18,000, Blames Inflation, COVID-19

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