WAEC changes registration formula for SSCE – You can Still Register for Waec GCE 2014!

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Have you checked your WAEC May/June 2014 Results? Not so good? You are still in LUCK, The West African Examination Council has introduced a new kind of registration. For candidates who are unable to register during the normal period, you can ‘walk-in’ on the DAY OF THE EXAMINATION and still Register for the Exam. But this time around, instead of paying N11,400.00 (Eleven Thousand and four hundred naira) which is the normal price, walk-in-candidates will pay N25,000.00! (Twenty five thousand naira) only. Well, read the full details below.

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West African Examination Council (WAEC) has introduced a new registration formula for intending candidates for the November/December 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates who were unable to register during the normal registration period.

Addressing a group of journalists at the WAEC National Office in Yaba, Lagos, yesterday, Head of National Office, Charles Eguridu, said the candidates can still register and sit for the examination as ‘walk-in-candidates’, adding that registration of ‘walk-in-candidates’ will commence Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and continue throughout the duration of the examination.

“The registration fee per ‘walk-in-candidate’ is N25,000. In addition, ‘walk-in-candidates’ should note that they would only be able to sit for the examination in cities and towns where the council’s offices are located across the country,” Eguridu said.

According to the WAEC boss, interested candidates are expected to walk into any of the council’s zonal or branch office with two passport photographs, in addition to the registration fee of N25,000 in bank draft, drawn in favour of WAEC not later than the day of the paper they intend to sit.

Other guidelines for registration include candidates must complete the registration formalities at any WAEC zonal or branch office and candidates can register without prejudice to the minimum number of subjects.

“All that the candidates need is to make sure that all their biometric features are captured by WAEC office. This is the first time ever that any examining body in the whole of Africa will be introducing such innovation to let the Nigerian child know that we, as an assessment body, are concerned about their welfare,” he said.

The WAEC chief said instead of candidates who are unable to register for WAEC examinations during the specified time to wait for an extra year, the facility will afford them the opportunity of registering at any time the examination is ongoing.

On the issue of affordability of the N25,000 for an average Nigerian parent who want to register a child as a ‘walk-in-candidate’, Eguridu said the price for normal registration is N11,400 but for late registration, it is N20,000, adding that the council has been lenient enough to add just N5,000 as addition for ‘walk-in-candidates’ who can take advantage of the flexibility of the innovation that affords them opportunity to register throughout the duration of the examination.

It is recalled that WAEC had earlier informed the public that following appeals from candidates, parents, guardians and other stakeholders, the council had decided to extend registration period for the November/December 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), for private candidates to Monday, August 25, 2014.

Intending candidates would still, therefore, be allowed to pay the normal registration fee of N11,400.00 (eleven thousand, four hundred naira only) for the examination, at branches of any of the accredited banks.

All intending candidates should ensure that their entries are uploaded not later than 12.00 midnight Monday, August 25, 2014, when the registration website will be shut down.

However, by Tuesday, August 26, candidates who still wish to register would begin to pay N25,000 as fee for ‘walk-in-candidates’.

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