The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has expressed readiness to soon conduct the first series of the West African Senior School certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.
The council made this known in a statement made available to journalists by its spokesperson Demianus Ojijeogu.
The statement also said the examination will be conducted between January and February, 2019.
It said registration started October 8 and will end December 28, 2018.
According to the council , the registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centre.
“After obtaining the registration pin, candidates should log on to www.waeconline.org,” it said.
The council also said there is provision for “walk–in” candidates and candidates with special needs.
“Walk –in candidates, who wish to write the examination after the close of entries may be accommodated provided they register less than 24 hours to the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write,” the statement said.
The walk-in candidates’ fee is N25, 000.
It noted that the special needs’ candidates will also register online but “they must state clearly their disabilities: blind, low vision, spastic, speech etc.
“Candidates must conclude registration within two weeks of first access to the website during registration period,” the statement said.
The council said candidates are expected to pay a registration fee of N13, 950 and a commission of N500 to banks and accredited agents.