The West African Examination Council has announced that starting from the 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination,th results will be released 60 days after the last paper is written.
To this end, the examination body has launched an initiative, Project 60, and deployed over 60,000 examiners to ensure that results are released 60 days after the conduct of the examination.
Head of Information, WAEC, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, said this on Thursday during an interview with our correspondent. While marking of the 2017 WASSCE has already commenced, Ojijeogu said that it would be concluded on June 10.
Results from previous diets of the examination were released after 90 days.
He said, “Project 60 was a desire of the council to improve service delivery to its numerous stakeholders. By reducing how long it takes to release results after the exam, we are rendering quality service that will enable candidates to gain admission into universities.
“Coordination and marking of 2017 WASSCE for school candidates began on May 22, 2017, with staff training and briefing. On May 23, the staff checked and collected coordination materials. On May 24, they departed to the 83 marking venues across the country designated for that purpose. Some 66, 618 examiners are participating in the process.
“Chief examiners, team leaders and assistant examiners had their coordination meetings from May 26 to May 28 and marking will end on June 10, 2017. The results will be released 60 days after the last paper was taken instead of the usual 90 days.’’
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )