ALL ABOUT WAEC 2023/2024

WAEC; This article is all about The West African Examinations Council (WAEC). I will be providing you with full details on the examination types and most of the things you need to know.


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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) was established by the law in 1952 to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, to conduct the examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.

The organisation has contributed to education in the anglophone West African countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Gambia) by coordinating examinations and issuing certificates. They have set up an endowment to support education in West Africa through lectures and support for people who cannot afford education. Since its inception, it has remained one of the largest and most famous examination in West Africa.


The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is kind of an examination administered by WAEC.

WASSCE text for four different core subjects, which are;

  • Englis
  • Mathematics
  • Integrated science, and
  • Social studies.

then three or four elective subjects based on what you want to study.

WASSCE can be done by different kind of candidate at different times of the year. It can be grouped into;

  • WAEC SSCE: This is done around May/June. It’s meant for the school candidate which are at the final year (SSS 2/3) of the secondary school. The candidates put on their respective school uniform for the examination.
  • WAEC GCE: This means “General Certificate Examination”. It done around November/December. GCE is meant for private candidates that are looking for certificate. No uniform is required for the examination.

This is all about WAEC and the kind of examination it offers. If you have any question after reading this article please leave a comment below. Thank you.

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