Sidmach awards best performing WAEC students
Three students with the best results from the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for 2017 were rewarded for their effort by top IT company, Sidmach Technologies.
WAEC releases 2018 WASSCE private candidates results
The result of the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, second series has been released.
Looking beyond Nigerian universities’ grading system
With the latest directive by the National Universities Commission (NUC) that all Nigerian ivory towers should adopt the five-point grading system, Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL, examines its implication on learning and employment. Looking askance, a group of young students milled around the information board to glean the latest information. Just in December last year…
Age limit as dilemma for admission seekers
At 14, gangly and shy, Tochukwu Nwafor had already completed his secondary school education. He was as tall as a 16-year-old. Following a successful outing in his West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the sky was his limit.
Stakeholders urge review of age peg for varsity admission
Following the inability of 15-year-old Orisheneye David Okorogheye, who made A1 in all the nine subjects he wrote during the May/June 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations...
Lawmaker pays WAEC fees for 1000 students
A member of House of Representatives from Nsukka/Igboeze south federal constituency, Dr. Pat Asadu has announced plans to pay fees for 1000 candidates in the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and National Examination Council (NECO). Asadu who disclosed this during an on-going quiz competition for students across the 41 schools in the…
How to end malpractices in WASSCE, by experts
Efforts to check examination malpractices in Nigeria could remain unsuccessful unless there is a departure from how citizens currently perceive merit.
WAEC moves to ban candidates indicted for exam malpractice
Henceforth, candidates involved in malpractice during the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) would be banned from retaking the exams for a specific number of years.
Kogi bans 47 schools from 2018 WASSCE over exam malpractice
Kogi State government has banned 47 schools from presenting candidates in the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). This followed their disqualification by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). The disqualification was due to their habitual involvement in examination malpractice. The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Rosemary Osikoya, disclosed this yesterday…
How exam malpractice undermines nation’s development
The devastating effects of examination malpractices are usually expressed through the erosion of creativity, resourcefulness, ingenuity, technical know-how, and moral values.