May/June 2020 WASSCE not cancelled, says WAEC
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC)says the May/June 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, 2020 (WASSCE), has not been cancelled.
WAEC releases 2020 WASSCE results for private candidates
Results of the 2020-first series West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates have been released by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Delta closes two schools, sanctions 16 teachers for examination malpractice
The Delta State Government has ordered the closure of two private secondary schools and sanctioned no fewer than16 teachers across the state for their involvement in examination malpractices.
Education still in a shambles amid poor funding, high drop-out rate
Education in Nigeria, at least in the public sector, is in a state of dysfunction. Its human capital is in disarray, so is its physical infrastructure.
Two Imo students with best WASSCE results get scholarship
Imo State governor Emeka Ihedioha has awarded a full academic scholarship to study in any Nigerian university to the two best students from the state in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The students are Stephany Chizobam Ugboaja and Favor Alozie. They both scored ‘A1’ in all subjects of their 2019 WASSCE…
WAEC releases 2019 WASSCE results with 64% pass rate
The West African Examination Council (WAEC), yesterday, released results of this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), with 64 per cent pass rate.
Government blames mass failure in mathematics on poor teaching
The former Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that the generally poor performance of secondary school pupils in Mathematics examinations...
When varsities bar brilliant minds
What has age got to do with a university education? The answers from education experts, parents and the government provide an interesting moment for Nigeria to reflect and perhaps review the country’s university’s admission policy in view of its bulging youth population, writes Head, Education Desk, Iyabo Lawal. Almost every year, Nigeria’s universities are a…
74% of private candidates fail 2019 WASSCE
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the results of the first series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. Head of the Nigeria National Office (HNO) of WAEC, Olu Adenipekun, said in Lagos yesterday that out of 11,892 candidates that sat for the examination, 3,102 (representing 26.08 per…
Examiners reveal how private schools aid exam malpractice
For over two decades, Nigeria’s educational scene has been plagued by examination malpractice. Despite the series of efforts by different examination bodies in the country to tame the scourge, it seems to be assuming new dimensions.
Edo government suspends 28 principals over examination malpractice
Edo State government yesterday suspended 28 principals of public senior secondary schools over their involvement in examination malpractice. The offence was allegedly committed during the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Commissioner for Education, Emmanuel Agbale, said the decision to suspend the affected principals followed the receipt of a “report of investigations on…