The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has stated that it will start the conduct of its General Certificate Examination (GCE) for private candidates twice in a year with effect from 2017.
This was disclosed by the council’s Registrar, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, when he was speaking with journalists on the sidelines of the council’s “Registrar’s Staff Appraisal Committee’’ meeting held on Wednesday in Accra, Ghana.
He said, “The West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates known as the November/December diet for private candidates will now be conducted in January/February and August/September.
“The measure is to ensure that many private candidates, who desire the certificate for various purposes, will have the opportunity of writing the examination and acquire the certificate.”
This development, however does not affect that of May/June, that remains once a year for all schools candidates. He stressed thatt administering the WASSCE for private candidates twice was part of the projections of the Council in 2017.
According to him, as part of its mandate to render qualitative service to all member nations, the council is looking forward to a more rewarding 2017.