The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is a type of standardized test in West Africa. Students who pass the exam receive a certificate confirming their graduation from secondary education. It is administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
The West African Examinations Council, a non-profit-making organization, with its head-quarters in Accra, Ghana, was established in 1952 after the Governments of Ghana (then Gold Coast), Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia enacted the West African Examinations Council Ordinances in 1951. Liberia became the fifth member of the Council in 1974. The enactment of the Ordinances was based on the Jeffrey Report, which strongly supported the proposal for the setting up of a regional examining board to harmonize and standardize pre-university assessment procedures in the then British West Africa.
The main objectives of the Council are:
To conduct examinations in the public interest
To award certificates, provided that the certificates did not represent lower standards of attainment than equivalent certificates of examining authorities in the United Kingdom .
To be a world-class examining body adding value to the educational goals of its stakeholders.
To remain Africa’s foremost examining body, providing qualitative and reliable educational assessment, encouraging academic and moral excellence and promoting sustainable human resource development and international co-operation.
How can I prepare for WAEC 2023?
Here are tips on how to prepare and pass your WAEC examination excellently;
1. Know The WAEC Exam Format.
2. Study with The WAEC Syllabus.
3. Create A Study Timetable.
4. Read Your SSCE Notes.
5. Read and Study.
6. Practice WAEC Past Questions.
7. Join A Group Study.
8. Practice WAEC Questions Online.