WAEC set to conduct coordination, marking of scripts

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BY DAYO ADESULU

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will conduct the Main Coordination and Marking of Scripts for the May/June 2011 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) across the country from 16th to 29th June, 2011.

According to the Deputy Director (Public Affairs) WAEC, Y.D. Ari, the exercise, which will be carried out at 75 (Seventy-Five) Venues across the country, will involve a total of 60,907(Sixty Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seven) Examiners; comprising of 62 (Sixty-Two) Chief Examiners; 9,158 (Nine Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty-Eight) Team Leaders and 51,687 (Fifty-One Thousand, Six Hundred and Eighty-Seven) Assistant Examiners.

He noted that 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 actual marking of scripts will take place from Monday, June 20, 2011 to Wednesday, June 29, 2011,” he said.

Ari stated that Examiners who have not received their letters of invitation are requested to pick them up at the WAEC Office in their States or at the Marking Venues.

He pointed out that arrangements are, however, being made by the Council for examiners to print their letters of invitations from its website saying that text messages on how to do this will be sent to all examiners who have submitted their mobile phone numbers to the Council.

His words: “The May/June2011 WASSCE was conducted by the Council at 12,846 (Twelve Thousand, Eight Hundred and Forty-Six) schools nationwide and was taken by 1,540,250 (One Million, Five Hundred and Forty Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty) candidates.”

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