By Martin Paul in Abuja
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has extended the period for registration of private candidates registration for the 2018 November /December West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
WAEC in a statement signed by spokesperson, Demianus Ojijeogu, said the registration, which started on October 8, would continue till December 28, while the examination will be conducted between January and February 2019.
It 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: www.waeconline.org”, it said.
The council also said there is provision for “walk –in” candidates and candidates with special needs.
“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 walk-in candidates’ fee is N2, 5000 only” the statement said.
The statement said the special needs candidates will also register online but “they must state clearly their disabilities: blind, low vision, spastic, speech etc.
“Candidates must conclude registration within two weeks of first access to the website during registration period,” the statement said.
The council said candidates are expected to pay a registration fee of N13, 950 and a commission of N500 to banks and accredited agents.