WASSCE: NIN Mandatory As From Next Year

As from Next Year, NIN is Mandatory for WASSCE

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has revealed that from next year, the National Identification Numbers (NIN) of every candidate must be submitted before registration.

Mr. Patrick Areghan, WAEC’s Head of National Office, stated at a briefing yesterday that;

“As we continue to make progress in the conduct of the Council’s business in Nigeria, the NIN will become a major requirement for registration for the WASSCE with effect from the WASSCE for school candidates in 2022 and subsequent diets (No NIN, no entry!).

“This means that all prospective candidates must register with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and get their NIN. This is in line with the Federal Government’s policy, as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education,” 

Speaking further on the WASSCE 2020-2021 for school candidates, the spokesman said the examination would hold from August 16, 2021 to September 30, 2021 for 1,573,789 Senior Secondary (SS3) candidates.


He added that the WAEC Chatbot could interact with candidates on WhatsApp.

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