The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has stated that the school-based West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will hold in all thirty-six states of the federation, despite the high level of insecurity in the country. This was announced by the Acting Head of WAEC Nigeria, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu who recently spoke to the Nigerian Tribune in an interview. He revealed that the examination will begin on August 16 and will last for about six (6) weeks.
He further guaranteed that the Examination Council will put measures in place to ensure that despite the security challenges the country is presently grappling with, particularly in the North, the examination will be conducted in a safe and friendly environment across the country.
He further warned candidates, parents, and schools who plan to indulge in exam malpractice to steer clear of doing so as the Council will not tolerate such acts. He further reiterated that candidates should be wary of fraudsters who claim to have copies of leaked examination question papers in order to obtain money from their parents. According to Mr. Ojijeogu, there is no leaked question paper in any subject whatsoever in WASSCE and it is just a ploy to siphon money from parents whose children do not want to study and are lazy. He then advised candidates to study hard for the examination, according to the schemes of work.