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West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board that conducts the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, for University and JAMB entry examination in West African countries.West-African-Examinations-Council-WAEC-logo



Established in 1952, the council has contributed to education in Anglophonic countries of West Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Gambia), with the number of examinations they have coordinated, and certificates they have issued. They also formed an endowment fund, to contribute to the education in West Africa, through lectures, and aid to those who cannot afford education.

Dr. Adeyegbe, former HNO of WAEC Nigeria (2004) said “the council has developed a team of well-trained and highly motivated staff, and has administered Examinations that are valid and relevant to the educational aspirations of member countries”.

In a year, over three million candidates registered for the exams coordinated by WAEC. The council also helps other examination bodies (both local and international) in coordinating Examinations.

Offices

  • The Gambia
  • Liberia
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone

Examinations conducted

The council conducts four different categories of examinations. They are International Examinations, National Examinations, Examinations conducted in collaboration with other examining bodies, and Examinations conducted on behalf of other examining bodies. The International exams are exams taken in the five countries with the WAEC ordinance. It consists of: WASSCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examination):

  • WASSCE FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES (FIRST SERIES) JANUARY–FEBRUARY
  • WASSCE FOR (SCHOOL CANDIDATES) MARCH – MAY
  • WASSCE FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES (MAIN GCE) SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER

The National examinations are taken in individual countries. They include:

  • the Junior Secondary School Certificate for Nigeria and the Gambia,
  • Junior and Senior High School Certificate Examinations for Liberia,
  • National Primary School and Basic Education Certificate Examinations for Sierra Leone,
  • Basic Education Certificate Examinations for Ghana, and
  • Senior School Certificate Examinations for Ghana.

The council also coordinates examinations in collaboration with some trustworthy examination bodies. These include:

  • City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Royal Society of Arts

The council also conducts examination in West Africa on behalf of international examination bodies. These include:

  • University of London GCE
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test and Graduate Record Examinations for Educational Testing Service, Princeton, USA, and
  • JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board) examination in countries outside Nigeria.

Result

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Timetable

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Past Questions and Answers

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News

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Registration

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Schemes

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GCE

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Syllabus

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Portal

Learn all about the WAEC Portal and official WAEC websites like WAEC Direct, WAEC online etc

Recruitment

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Junior WAEC

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Examination

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