HOW WAEC CONTRIBUTES TO CANDIDATES’ FAILURE, BY BAYO OLUPOHUNDA

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HOW WAEC CONTRIBUTES TO CANDIDATES’ FAILURE, BY BAYO OLUPOHUNDA ……mason college festac … leisure and life skills!…

The West African Examinations Council recently released the results of the 2014 May/June West African Senior School Certificate examination. Again, the examination recorded massive failure by candidates. I am not going to bother about the shameful statistics. It is already in the public domain. But the result was not surprising. In fact, it was expected. Stakeholders, familiar with the dismal trend in recent years, were not surprised. WAEC has in a sense, become a messenger of doom. As an educator, I have also always had mixed feelings during the waiting period between when the examination is written and released. It is always a heart-stopping experience because no matter how hard you prepare, with WAEC, you never know what to expect. It has almost become a gamble for reasons I will attempt to explain in this piece.

For me, every examination cycle brings…

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