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WAEC announces hike in exam fees



The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has elevated registration charges for college candidates for the West African Senior Faculty Certificates Examination (WASSCE).

The price was elevated from N13,950 to N18,000, starting from 2022.

WAEC Head of Nationwide Workplace (HNO), Mr Patrick Areghan, made this recognized whereas asserting the discharge of outcomes of the 2021 WASSCE for college candidates on Monday in Lagos State.

Areghan mentioned the increment was as a result of unabating spiral inflation within the nation, worsened by the devastating results of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As may be seen, within the normal value of doing enterprise and the multiplier impact of insecurity within the nation which have consequential results on the price of our operations, it’s now not attainable to proceed to offer companies with the present price of N13,950 per candidate.

“We have now acquired approval from the suitable quarters with impact from the WASSCE for Faculty Candidates 2022 to cost N18,000 per candidate.


“We’re, due to this fact, asking all faculties principals to gather N18,000 per candidate for registration.

“Any quantity past this ceiling is not going to be to our consent or information and will certainly not come to the purse of the West African Examinations Council,” Areghan warned.

The WAEC boss famous that part of the brand new charges would go into remunerations enhancement for the varied examination functionaries with impact from 2022 as accepted by the council’s Governing Board.

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