The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for 2019 will begin today, Monday 8 April 2019.

The one month-long exam ends on 7 June 2019.

WAEC has intensified the fight against all forms examination malpractices in this year’s exams.

Candidates will be biometrically verified as part of measures to curb impersonation.

“In order to nip in the bud the growing trend of impersonation, the registration exercise for the 2019 examination for school candidates, for the first time, will capture fingerprints of candidates. Every candidate for this year’s examination would be biometrically verified,” Mrs Wendy E. Addy-Lamptey, the Head of the National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has said.


WASSCE is administered to school candidates in the final year of their West African Senior School courses and to private candidates.

The examination is for both selection to tertiary institutions and for certification.

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