BY DAYO ADESULU
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced a revert of its examination slated for May/June, promising to kick off the 2022 WASSCE from May 16 to June 23, 2022.
Mr. Patrick Areghan, the Head of the WAEC Nigeria Office, said this in a press conference on Monday to unveil preparations for the forthcoming WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022.
According to Areghan, a total of one million, six hundred and seven thousand, nine hundred and seventy-five (1,607,975) candidates from twenty thousand, two hundred and twenty-one, (20,221) schools have registered for the examination.
He said: “Out of this number, Eight Hundred thousand and Fifty-Five (800,055) are males, comprising (49.76%) while eight hundred thousand, seven hundred and twenty-four (800,724) are females, comprising (50.24%) of the total candidature. Candidates would be examined in 76 subjects, made up of 197 papers. About 30,000 practising senior teachers, nominated by various Ministries of Education, would be participating in the examination as supervisors.”
The HNO, therefore warned both students and supervisors against examination malpractice, saying punishment will be melted out to anyone found guilty.
“I want to specifically warn supervisors to desist from aiding and abetting examination malpractice by assisting candidates, one way or the other, especially by allowing them to enter the Examination Hall with their cell phones and make use of the same. This is shameful and indecorous. We shall fish them out and deal with them. All hands must be on deck to sanitize the education sector”, he said.