Stakeholders sue WAEC board over price, penalty increases

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has directed the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to deploy modern technological innovation to combat examination misconduct and reposition the WAEC curriculum.

Several private school owners and parents have raised concerns about the decision to raise examination fees by the WAEC board. Some of the concerns heard were that decisions were not communicated on time. 

WAEC board had earlier announced a ₦5,000 penalty fee for late registration.  

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) Lagos had publicly petitioned for the waiver of the penalty costs. NAPPS claimed the registration process was a setback as most parents are unprepared for the fee increase.   

SEE: WAEC blacklists 35 schools in Rivers

A parent, Mrs Bolade Giwa-Amu, told the media that the majority of parents are unable to remit the actual fee. This she said is due to the economic inflation. She added that the new event would also deprive most students of taking the examinations this year.”  

READ: WAEC blacklists 35 schools in Rivers

WAEC board announced that registration will extend until April 3rd will attract a ₦5000 penalty for late registration. 

“However, late registration with a penalty of ₦5000 began on Monday, March 21st, and will continue until the deadline.


Candidates who purchased the WAEC pins but could not submit them will also be pay the five thousand penalty price.

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