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FG considers second chance for South-East WASSCE candidates

The Federal Ministry of Education has given the assurance that candidates who missed the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) in South-East will be given another opportunity to sit for the examination.


Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Sonny Echono, disclosed this while monitoring some examination centres in Abuja, yesterday.

Echono, who frowned on the September 13, 2021 disruption of examinations in some centres in the South-East, however, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the examination across the country.

According to Echono, the ministry will put modalities in place to ensure that the candidates who missed the examination in the South-East are given other opportunities to write the examination.

“We are very pleased that in the country, examinations are going on peacefully as we have over 19,000 centres across the country with over 1.57 million registered candidates.

“Besides the disruption we had on September 13 in the South-East where some candidates were stopped from doing the examination, it is a peaceful one.

“We are complying with all the standards and ethics of examinations. We are pursuing very hard all cases, incidents or possibilities of examinations malpractice because we have a zero tolerance for examination malpractice.

“We shall punish any person found culpable and ensure that sanity is restored in our system,” he said.