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Candidates can now register for WAEC 24 hours before exams commence – Official

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, says it will entertain ‘walk–in’ candidates who wish to sit for examinations 24 hours before the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write commences.

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According to a statement issued to newsmen on Tuesday, by the spokesperson of the council, Demianus Ojijeogu, the examination will be conducted between January and February, 2019.

“Walk –in candidates, who wish to write the examination after the close of entries may be accommodated provided they register less than 24 hours to the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write,” the statement said.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the walk-in candidates’ fee is N25, 000.

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According to the statement, registration started October 8 and will end December 28, 2018.

The statement said the registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centre.

“After obtaining the registration pin, candidates should log on to,” it said.

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Recall that the council had earlier announced its plans to begin the conduct of two series of the WASSCE for private candidates from 2018.

The council conducted the first series for private candidates in January 2018 while the second series was held in August /September 2018.

The West African Examinations Council is an examination board that conducts the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, for University and Jamb entry examination in West African countries.

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