The West African Examination Council (WAEC) recently released the timetable for the 2021 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) scheduled to start on August 16.


Patrick Areghan, WAEC head in Nigeria, had earlier revealed that about 1.6 million candidates are expected to take this year’s edition of the exam.

A further breakdown showed that the candidates comprise 792,620 males representing 50.36 percent and 781,169 females representing 49.64 percent.

This year’s exam is made up of 76 subjects which amount to 197 papers in total.


The exam is billed to last till October 8 but WAEC said the exercise would come to an end in Nigeria on September 30.

Ahead of the much-awaited exercise, TheCable Lifestyle examines major highlights from the timetable.

According to the timetable, Mathematics (essay and objective) is slated for September 20 while English Language (essay and objective) will take place on September 13.


The timetable also showed Physics (essay and objective) will hold on September 15 while Chemistry (essay and objective) is scheduled for September 28.

The Government, Literature-in-English, and Geography are to hold on September 22, 16, and 30 respectively.

Christian Religious Studies (CRK), Islamic Studies, and West African Traditional Religion exams are fixed for September 28.

This year’s exam will be conducted in line with the COVID-19 protocol put in place to contain the spread of the novel disease.


The exam was earlier billed for May/June but was rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Check the full timetable below or download it here.


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