Candidates will be required to provide their National Identification Numbers to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in order to register for the regional examining body’s Senior School Certificate Examination beginning next year.
Patrick Areghan, the Head of National Office, hinted at this on Tuesday at WAEC Headquarters in Yaba, Lagos.
Areghan said that the decision was in line with the law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He said, “As we continue to make progress in the conduct of the Council’s business in Nigeria, National Identification Number will become a major requirement for registration for the WASSCE examination with effect from the WASSCE for School Candidates, 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 National Identification Number (NIN). This is in line with the Federal Government’s policy, as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education,” he said.