The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has confirmed that the National Identification Number (NIN) would become mandatory for registration for its school certificate examination from 2022.
The Head of National Office (HNO) of WAEC, Patrick Areghan, made this disclosure at a news conference on Tuesday, in Lagos.
According to the WAEC boss, NIN would become a major requirement for registration for WASSCE for school candidates with effect from 2022 and subsequent dates.
”It will be No NIN, no entry,” he stated.
Areghan said this means that all prospective candidates must register with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and get their NIN.
He noted that the development was in line with the Federal Government’s policy as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education.
”In accordance with the final international timetable, our WASSCE 2021, will take place throughout the sub-region from Monday, August 16.
”However, the examination will end in Nigeria on Sept. 30, spanning a period of seven weeks,” he said.
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