The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has disclosed that the marking of answer scripts of over 1.5 million candidates, who sat for the May/June 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will commence Wednesday, October 20, to November 8, 2021.
According to the WAEC head of public affairs, Mr. Demianus Ojijeoju, who confirmed the exercise, the council would use 85 marking venues across the country, while e-marking venues are located in Lagos, Ibadan and Benin.
He further disclosed that, for the traditional marking, 75,369 examiners will handle answer scripts of 1,573,789 candidates, who sat for the school exam from August 16 to September 30, while 1,999 examiners will be involved in the e-marking.
Announcing the conduct of the school exam, WAEC head of national office (HNO), Mr. Patrick Areghan, said the council introduced operation 45/90 project. He explained that 45 days after the examination was conducted, candidates will get their results while within 90 days, the certificate will be ready.
He assured the 1,573,789 candidates that WAEC staff will work round the clock to ensure the results are released on time so that they will use it for 2021/2022 admission exercise.