9 June 2011

West Africa: WAEC Begins Marking of May/June WASSCE Scripts

WEST African Examinations Council (WAEC) has concluded plans to begin the conduct of main coordination and marking of scripts for the May/June 2011 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) across the country.

The exercise is slated to begin on 16th and end on 29th June, 2011.

According to a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department of West African Examination Council (WAEC) and signed by its deputy director, Mr. Yusuf Ari, the exercise will be carried out in 75 venues across the country and will involve a total of 60,907 examiners, comprising 62 chief examiners, 9,158, team leaders and 51,687 assistant examiners.

"The coordination meetings of chief examiners and team leaders will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2011, while the coordination meetings for assistant examiners will be held on Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19, 2011 at all the venues," the statement read in parts.

The actual marking of scripts will take place from Monday, June 20, 2011 to Wednesday, June 29, 2011.

Examiners who have not received their letters of invitation are requested to pick up their letters at the WAEC office in their States or at the marking venues'

The statement also stated that arrangements are being made by the Council, for examiners to print their letters of invitations from its website, adding that text messages on how to do this will be sent to all examiners who have submitted their mobile phone numbers to the Council.

The May/June2011 WASSCE was conducted by the Council in 12,846 schools nationwide and was taken by 1,540,250 candidates.

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