WAEC Introduces New Rule That Allows Registration Of Candidates 24 Hours Before Exams

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has introduced a new rule that will allow candidates who wish to write its examination after the close of entries do so provided they register less than 24 hours to the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write.

A statement issued by the spokesperson of the council, Demianus Ojijeogu, revealed that the council has made provision for “walk–in” candidates and candidates with special needs, Premium Times reports.

“Walk –in candidates, who wish to write the examination after the close of entries may be accommodated provided they register less than 24 hours to the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write,” the statement said.

“The walk-in candidates’ fee is N25, 000.”

The statement said the special needs’ candidates will also register online but “they must state clearly their disabilities: blind, low vision, spastic, speech etc.

 “Candidates must conclude registration within two weeks of first access to the website during registration period,” the statement said.

The exam body also said it will soon conduct the first series of the West African Senior School certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.

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According to Ojijeogu, the examination will be conducted between January and February, 2019.

The statement said registration started October 8 and will end December 28, 2018.

The statement also said the registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centre.

“After obtaining the registration pin, candidates should log on to,” it said.

The council said candidates are expected to pay a registration fee of N13, 950 and a commission of N500 to banks and accredited agents.

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