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1,607,975 candidates registered for 2022 WASCE examination – official

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The Nigerian office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), on Monday, announced that a total of 1,607,975 candidates from 20,221 schools have registered for the forthcoming West Africa School Certificate Examination (WASCE).
Mr Patrick Areghan, Head of the Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), disclosed this during a news conference on the conduct of the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates in Nigeria.
Areghan who said that he was excited at the return of the examination to its traditional May/June, said  ”Out of this number, 800,055 are males, comprising (49.76%) while 800,724 are females, comprising (50.24%) of the total candidature.
”Candidates would be examined in 76 subjects, made up of 197 papers.
“About 30,000 practicing senior teachers, nominated by various ministries of education, would be participating in the examination as supervisors.”
He also said that public schools in Sokoto and Zamfara States would not take part in the 2022 May/June examination which would commenced on May 16.
Areghan also said  that the 2022 school candidates examination would take place between May 16 and June 23, 2022 in Nigeria, within a period of six weeks.
Speaking on the NIN as a component of the registration process, he said that it was not a compulsory requirement in order not to disqualify many candidates.

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