FG gives update on WAEC and NECO Examinations
Nigeria Minister of Health for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, stated on Monday, while speaking at the presidential Task force(PTF) for Covid-19 that the federal government is working to bring the timetable for the west African Examination council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO) examinations closer
The minister said that it requires six weeks to complete the west African Examination Council(WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO) examinations so work is going on to bring the timetable closer
In his own words, he said ” I have just finished having meeting with the representatives of WAEC and NABTEB and I understand how that worries our parents at the moment and how anxious our children are to know what next”
So, we will work towards bringing the examinations timetable closer.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board established by law to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, to conduct the examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally. Established in 1952, the council has contributed to education in Anglophonic countries of West Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Gambia), with the number of examinations they have coordinated, and certificates they have issued. They also formed an endowment fund, to contribute to the education in West Africa, through lectures, and aid to those who cannot afford education.
The National Examinations Council is an examination body in Nigeria that conducts the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the General Certificate in Education in June/July and November/December respectives