INCREMENT IN WAEC FORM BLAMED ON INFLATION CAUSED BY THE PANDEMIC

The West African Examination Council have increased it fee due to recent inflation and the pandemic

INCREMENT IN WAEC FORM BLAMED ON INFLATION CAUSED BY THE PANDEMIC

The registration fees for school candidates of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has been increased from N13,950 to N18,000 starting from 2022.

This was disclosed on Monday by the Head of National Office (HNO) for West African Examination Council, Mr Patrick Areghan, while announcing the release of the results of the 2021 WASSCE in Lagos State.

Areghan ascribed the increment to unabating spiral inflation in the country, worsened devastating effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

As can be seen, in the general cost of doing business and the multiplier effect of insecurity in the country which have consequential effects on the cost of our operations, it is no longer possible to continue to provide services with the current fee of N13,950 per candidate.

We have received approval from the appropriate quarters with effect from the WASSCE for School Candidates 2022 to charge N18,000 per candidate.

“We are, therefore, asking all schools principals to collect N18,000 per candidate for registration. “Any amount beyond this ceiling will not be to our consent or knowledge and will definitely not come to the purse of the West African Examinations Council,” Areghan warned.


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