The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board that conducts the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, an entry examination for universities in West African Countries.
Candidates are required to enter and sit for a minimum of eight (8) and a maximum of nine (9) subjects.
These must include the following :
(i) English Language
(iii) At least one Nigerian Language
(iv) At least one of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
(v) At least one of Literature-in-English, History and Geography.
(vi) Agricultural Science or at least one vocational subject.
These are the core subjects.
In addition to the above, every student must offer any three of the underlisted subjects not already offered as core subjects:
Biology, Economics, Physics, Book-Keeping, Chemistry, Typewriting, Further Mathematics, Shorthand, Commerce, History, Geography, Literature-in-English, Agricultural Science, Woodwork, Health Science, Auto-Mechanics, Building Construction, Music, Clothing and Textiles, Art, Christian Religious Knowledge, French, Islamic Studies, Physical Education, Arabic Studies, Government, Metal Work, Applied Electricity, Electronics, Foods and Nutrition, Technical Drawing Home Management.
Who are those qualified to sit for the WASSCE ?
In the case of the school examination, the prospective candidate must be in the SS 3 class in a recognized school,
For the private candidates' examination, any one of the following categories may enter for the WASSCE:
a. Those who have attempted the WASSCE in previous years.
b. Those who have attempted the GCE and obtained a pass in at least three subjects.