Prospective candidates of the 2022 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination have been told by the management of West African Examinations Council, that the National Identification Number will be a major requirement for registration.
Head of Nigeria Office, Mr Patrick Areghan said this on Tuesday August 10 at a press briefing to announce preparations for the 2021 WASSCE. He noted that the development was in line with the Federal Government’s policy as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education.
“Let me also use this medium to announce that as we continue to make progress in the conduct of the Council’s business in Nigeria, NIN will become a major requirement for registration for the WASSCE examination with effect from the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022 and subsequent diets (No NIN, no entry!)
“This means that all prospective candidates must register with the National Identity Management Commission and get their NIN. This is in line with the Federal Government’s Policy, as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education.
”However, the examination will end in Nigeria on Sept. 30, spanning a period of seven weeks.
”Statistics for the examination shows that a total of 19,425 recognised secondary schools, comprising 8.052 public and 11,373 private schools, spread across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, will be presenting a total of 1,573,789 candidates.
”This comprises of 792,620 males (50.36%) and 781,169 females (49.64%), for the examination.
”Candidates would be examined in 76 subjects, made up of 197 papers. About 25,000 senior teachers would be participating in the examination as supervisors.”