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What does WAEC stand for?

WAEC stands for West African Exams Council


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[3] The meeting was called to discuss the future policy of education in West Africa. At the meeting, they appointed Dr. George Barker Jeffery (Director of the University Of London Institute Of Education) to visit some West African countries, so as to see the general education level and requirements in West Africa. At the end of Jeffery's three month visit (December 1949- March 1950) to Ghana, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria, he tendered a report (since known as Jeffery report) strongly supporting the need for a West African Examination Council.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is a type of standardized test in West Africa. It is administered by the West African Examinations Council. It is only offered to candidates residing in Anglophone West African countries. The academic school-leaving qualification awarded upon successful completion of the exams is the West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE).
4. Senior School Certificate Exam, SSCE (Internal) This exam is taken by students in their third and final year of secondary education (SS3). The school at which they have studied present them to NECO for the exam thus the designation 'Internal'. 'External' option is for candidates who are not in the official school system. An alternative to NECO SSCE is the WAEC SSCE organized by the West African Examinations Council.