West African Examination Council 2023
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) is an examination board established to administer the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates from countries in the West African sub-region. The Council also administers other examinations, such as the Professional Qualifying Examinations, National Business Certificate Examinations, and National Technical Certificate Examinations.
Changes for 2022-2023 School Year
The 2022-2023 school year sees the implementation of some key changes that will affect the West African Senior School Certificate Examination:
- Pencil-and-paper format: All exams will now be organized in a pencil-and-paper format instead of the online format used in previous years.
- More flexible timing: Examinations can now be taken at any time during the school year, giving students more flexibility when planning for their exams.
- Increased security measures: New anti-cheating measures have been put in place to ensure that all exams are conducted securely and in accordance with set regulations.
Requirements for 2023 WASSCE
In order to take the 2023 WASSCE, candidates must:
- Be citizens of countries within the West African sub-region.
- Be enrolled in the final year of secondary school and be expected to complete the course by the end of the school year.
- Be at least 16 years of age at the time of enrolment.
- Present an original certificate of good conduct issued by their school at the time of enrolment.
The West African Examination Council strives to ensure that all students taking the WASSCE have the best possible experience. This year’s changes are intended to make the process more flexible, secure and efficient for all involved. For more information about the 2023 WASSCE, please visit the WAEC website. The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is preparing for the 2023 examinations cycle. The examinations in 2023 will cover a wide range of areas of instruction, from primary to tertiary level.
The 2023 WAEC cycle will include the May/June WASSCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examination) and Nov/Dec School Certificate Examination (SCE) for secondary schools.
The May/June WASSCE is the most important of the WAEC examinations and is seen as a passport to tertiary institutions. It is open to candidates in their final year of secondary school. It will be administered in May/June 2023.
The Nov/Dec School Certificate Examination (SCE) is the second of the two examinations offered by WAEC. It is open to all candidates with a minimum of three years’ experience in the school system in Nigeria. It will be administered in November/December 2023.
WAEC also offers a variety of professional and technical examinations for candidates pursuing vocational and technical courses or pathways. These include the West African Vocational Examinations Council (WAVEC) and a variety of other professional examinations and certifications.
The council has also announced a number of reform initiatives for the 2023 examinations cycle. These include the implementation of an Experienced Examiners System, which will see experienced WAEC examiners assigned to administer exams in specific subject areas.
In addition, WAEC has stated that it is introducing a number of measures to increase fairness and security throughout the examinations cycle. These measures include stricter protocols for registration and the introduction of biometric authentication.
WAEC is committed to providing the best possible opportunities for students in the 2023 examinations cycle. All candidates are encouraged to thoroughly prepare for their examinations and to consult the WAEC website and other educational resources to ensure they are adequately prepared.
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