WAEC: NIN compulsory for candidates from next year

Written by on August 11, 2021

As from next year, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will require candidates to submit their National Identification Numbers (NIN) to register for the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the regional examination body.

WAEC’s Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan, who said this at a media briefing on Tuesday  August 10, 2021 in Lagos, explained that the decision was in line with the law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

It also announced that the WASSCE 2021 for school candidates will begin on Monday, August 16.

“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,” Areghan said.



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