Inflation: WAEC increases registration fee to N18,000

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has explained it had to increase the registration fees paid for its examinations

The examination body said the marginal increase of the registration fee for its examination from N13,950 to N18,000 was caused by spiral inflation being witnessed in Nigeria.

The Council, however, pledged to continue to improve on its service delivery, assuring the just concluded 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will be released within 45 days after the conduct of the last paper as was the practice of the Council.

The examination body said this when the Chairman of Council, Prof Ato Essuman, led his team on a courtesy visit to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu on Thursday in Abuja.

Essuman also solicited the support of the Federal Government to procure the outstanding printing machine to help the council in its service delivery.

The chairman said the machine would cost $3.9 million.

Essuman said that the building and all the external works had been completed, adding that three of the machines had already been purchased.

He however said the outstanding machine which cost $3.9 million dollars needed to be procured to enable the council achieve its mandate of conducting effective examinations.

“As a responsible and responsive organisation, the council is always seeking ways of improving its service delivery to stakeholders.

“The Nigeria National Office embarked on the establishment of a Digital Printing Press for the printing of examination security materials, the first to be owned by the council in Nigeria.

“However, the project, which is nearing completion, has been stalled because we are not able to fund the acquisition of a particular machine that is vital to the operation of the system.

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