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 examinations 
There are two different types of the examination:
- The WASSCE (December): Also known as the GCE by its old name (General Certificate Examinations),all students both ones from private and public schools are allowed to take this examination, and uniforms are not compulsory. However, other rules and regulations are applied on every candidate. This examination is only offered during the autumn season, and the results are available by December.
- The WASSCE (June): Also known as the SSCE by its old name (Senior School Certificate Examinations), this examination is made for all private and public schools in West Africa. They must also wear distinctive uniforms as being described. This examination is offered during the summer(May to June), and the results are available by August.
The subjects 
- English language
- Nigerian language (only in Nigeria)
- 114 Animal Husbandry
- 115 Crop Husbandry & Horticulture
- 116 Fisheries
- 117 Forestry
- 118 General Agriculture
- 201 Business Programme
- 211 Accounting
- 212 Business Mathematics and Principles of Costing
- 213 Typewriting (40 w.p.m)
- 214 Business Management
- 301 Technical Programme
- 311 Building Construction
- 312 Woodwork
- 313 Metalwork
- 314 Applied Electricity
- 315 Electronics
- 316 Auto Mechanics
- 317 Technical Drawing
- Applied Electricity
:*Science Programme Biology Physics Chemistry
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WAEC grading system 
|A1||Excellent||75% - 100%|
|B2||Excellent||70% - 74%|
|B3||Very Good||65%- 69%|
|C4||Good||60% - 64%|
|C5||Credit||55% - 59%|
|C6||Credit||50% - 54%|
|D7||Pass||45% - 49%|
|E8||Pass||40% - 49%|
|F9||Failure||0% - 39%|
Official guideline for university admission 
Candidates are advised that they will be required to satisfy not only the university's general entrance requirements but also the requirements of the particular faculty which they wish to enter and that these requirements vary considerably. Particulars of entrance requirements and exemption regulations may be obtained from the universities or professional bodies concerned.
Students who choose to study in public universities are required to sit for the entrance examinations administered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). This is also required while applying to the private American-style university in Yola, the ABTI-American University of Nigeria (AAUN).
United Kingdom 
References and footnotes 
- "Results and Certificates", http://www.waecnigeria.org/exams_5.htm
- "Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations", http://www.ghanawaec.org/exams2.htm
- "Guidelines for university entrance", http://www.waecnigeria.org/exams_3.htm.
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