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» Over N1.5bn was used to conduct the 2020 WASSCE – WAEC Boss


The Head, WAEC National Office in Nigeria, Areghan Patrick has revealed that over N1.5 billion was used to conduct the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

Over N1.5bn was used to conduct the 2020 WASSCE - WAEC Boss

The WAEC boss disclosed this in Abuja at the 2021 budget defence before the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services.

The council head stated that over 1.5 million candidates who sat for the examination were made to pay N13, 900 as examination fee. He further said that 80,000 officials were engaged to mark the papers.

Mr Patrick who maintained that only registration and administration fees came to the council’s coffers, stressed that the council is not a revenue-generating body but an assessment body that collects money to conduct examinations for students.

He said WAEC was not fully funded and was currently having a deficit of N7 billion. He pleaded that the 2020 budget should be fully released to the council as money collected from candidates was not enough to conduct the examinations.

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