WAEC to conduct GCE twice yearly

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The West African Examinations Council has said it will soon begin the conduct of its examinations for private candidates twice in a year with effect from 2017. WAEC Registrar, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, who spoke on the sidelines of the council’s “Registrar’s Staff Appraisal
Committee’’ meeting on Wednesday in Accra, Ghana, said, “The West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates known as the November/December diet
for private candidates will now be conducted in January/ February and August/ September.’’
According to him, the measure is to ensure that many private candidates, who desire the certificate for various purposes, would have the opportunity of writing the examination
and acquiring the certificate.
He explained that administering the WASSCE for private candidates twice a year was part of the projections of the council in 2017. According to him, as part of its mandate to render qualitative service to all member nations, the council is looking forward to a more rewarding 2017.