The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is set to conduct its 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Head of WAEC National Office, Patrick Areghan addressed the media on Thursday in Lagos and confirmed the examination has been scheduled for Monday, May 8 to Friday, June 23, a period of seven weeks.
He said the level of insecurity in the country was a concern, adding that some areas require extra security arrangements.
“We are liaising with the Inspector General of Police, Brigade Commanders, other security agencies and state governments.
“This is to ensure the examination is conducted under a safe environment. We’ve also sought the intervention of the Minister of Education,” he said.
WAEC zonal and branch offices have likewise reached out to security outfits in their locations for assistance, Areghan hinted.
A total of 1,621,853 candidates from 20,851 secondary schools across Nigeria registered for the examination.
The breakdown shows 798,810 are male, representing 49.25 per cent, while 823,043 are female, representing 50.75 per cent.
2023 WASSCE begins May 8 – WAEC