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WAEC INTRODUCES ‘WALK-IN’ CANDIDATES! Allows registration 24 hours before exams


The West African Examinations Council has announced that it will accept “walk-in” candidates who wish to sit for examinations 24 hours before the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write.

The announcement was contained in a statement issued to newsmen on Tuesday, by the spokesperson of the council, Demianus Ojijeogu.

“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 statement said.

The examination will be conducted between January and February 2019. According to reports, the walk-in candidates’ fee is N25,000.

Registration started on October 8 and will end December 28, 2018.

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The statement 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,” it 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 the 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

Recall that the council had earlier announced its plans to begin the conduct of two series of the WASSCE for private candidates from 2018.

The council conducted the first series for private candidates in January 2018 while the second series was held in August /September 2018.