WASSCE Begins 2024 SSCE, Says Exam Will Hold In Four Member Countries

According to the testing body, candidates will take the test on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school candidates will begin on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, and run through June 24, 2024, according to the West African Examinations Council, a Nigerian organization. Speaking on Monday at the WAEC Lagos Office, Dr. Amos Dangut, Head of the Nigeria Office, stated that the council was prepared to carry out the inspection.

He added that it would run for seven weeks and six days.

“I am delighted to inform you that WASSCE for School Candidates, 2024 will take place between Tuesday, April 30 and Monday, June 24, 2024, in Nigeria, spanning seven weeks and six days,” Dangut said

The examination will be conducted in four WAEC member countries, namely: Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra-Leone and Liberia.

“We want to intimate candidates of the council’s readiness to conduct WASSCE.

“We are set for the conduct of WASSCE for School Candidates, in 2024 in Nigeria. The Council also, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education, the State Ministries of Education, the Nigeria Police, other security agencies and other stakeholders, deliver, on its mandate to conduct credible examinations for the Nigerian Child and the general public.

“We remain ever grateful to the Honourable Minister of Education, the Honourable Minister of State, for Education, all the State Ministries of Education, the Inspector-General of Police, and indeed, all our stakeholders, for their usual support and cooperation, even as we count on them once again.”

As the WASSCE gets underway, it is important to recognize the broader implications of standardized testing in shaping educational policies and practices in West Africa. While examinations like the WASSCE provide valuable insights into students’ academic achievements, they also raise questions about the fairness, validity, and relevance of assessment practices in diverse educational contexts. As such, ongoing dialogue and collaboration among education stakeholders are essential to ensure that examinations like the WASSCE evolve to meet the changing needs and aspirations of students in the region.

The commencement of the WASSCE 2024 marks a significant moment in the educational journey of students across West Africa. As candidates prepare to demonstrate their academic prowess and vie for success in the examination, it is essential for education stakeholders to provide the necessary support, resources, and opportunities to enable every student to realize their full potential. By working together, we can ensure that the WASSCE remains a beacon of academic excellence and a catalyst for positive change in the educational landscape of West Africa.



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