NIN compulsory for WASSCE candidates from 2022, says WAEC

NIN compulsory for WASSCE candidates from 2022, says WAEC

With effect from 2022, candidates registering for West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination will be required to submit their National Identification Number.

Mr Patrick Areghan, the Head of Nigeria office, West African Examinations Council, stated this.

Speaking on Tuesday during a press briefing to announce preparations for the 2021 WASSCE, he said the directive came from the Federal Ministry of Education.

Areghan said the 2021 WASSCE will begin on August 16 and end on October 8, 2021.

“Let me use this medium to announce that as we continue to make progress in the conduct of the council’s business in Nigeria, NIN will become a major requirement for registration for the WASSCE with effect from the WASSCE for school candidates in 2022 and subsequent dates (No NIN, no entry!),” he said.

“This means that all prospective candidates must register with the National Identity Management Commission and get their NIN.  This is in line with the Federal Government’s policy as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education.

“Also, in accordance with the final international timetable, the WASSCE 2021 will take place throughout the sub-region from Monday, 16th August to Friday, 8th October, 2021. However, the examination will end in Nigeria on 30th September, 2021 – spanning a period of seven weeks.”

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