West African Examination Council
2021 WASSCE: WAEC concludes arrangements as 1.6m candidates register
No fewer than 1.6 million candidates are expected to participate in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) scheduled to begin on Aug. 16.
Osun urges WAEC to intensify war on ‘miracle centres’
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has called on the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to intensify its war against ‘miracle centres’ in order to eradicate exam malpractice
No clash between JAMB, WAEC timetable – Oloyede
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says there is no clash between its timetable and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) as being widely speculated and criticised. The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, said at an interactive session with Editors in Lagos on Tuesday, that there was no basis for such speculation because the…
Nigerian student emerges best candidate in West Africa
A student of Nigerian Air Force Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos, Master Peter Seunara Arotiba, has been honoured with the West African Examination Council's (WAEC) International Excellence Awards for his outstanding performance in the 2018 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Arotiba received the honour alongside Miss Wilhermina Opoku and Miss Brago Sarpong Afrifa,…
Man alleges threat to life over Kwara school certificate saga
Adekunle Oluwafemi Abraham, who sued Kwara State governor-elect, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq over the authenticity of his West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate, has alleged that unknown persons were threatening his life. Speaking yesterday in Ilorin, Abraham said he has been receiving threat text messages, pressure from communit y, religious leaders, as well as calls from friends…
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.
Still, in defence of lasting values - Part 3
The was the situation once upon a time. Education was Ekiti’s prime value and the acquisition of it was the supreme goal. The educated person was a respected, but the truly revered were the exceptionally brainy. At Christ’s School, the Oxford of Ekiti, the names of sterling academic achievers were etched in our memory’s hall…