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West African Examinations Council

Contact Address:

WAEC Gambia


Banjul capital
11 Marina Parade
PO Box 158, Banjul
The Gambia, W. Africa

Tel  no: 4228814 / 4228340
Fax no: 4229238


Types of Exams:-
International Examinations e.g.: WASSCE, SC/GCE O/Level and the HSC/GCE A/Level;

National Examinations such as the Senior School Certificate, Technical, Business Studies, and Common Entrance Examinations;

Examinations conducted in collaboration with international examining bodies, such as City and Guilds of London Institute, and the Royal Society of Arts;

Examinations conducted on behalf of other examining bodies, such as University of London GCE examination for non-West Africans, Scholastic Aptitude Test and Graduate Record Examinations for Educational Testing Service, Princeton, USA.

The West African Examinations Council was created in 1952. The Council has the responsibility of ascertaining examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally, and to develop syllabuses, arrange and administer examinations and to award certificates.

WAEC consists of 60 members, representing the Governments, the Universities, Secondary Schools and other interested parties in the five member states which are Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Liberia. The chairmanship of the Council rotates every 3 years between member countries.

Brief History of WAEC:
The West African Examinations Council was established in 1952 following the submission of the Jeffery Report to the then colonial Government in the Gold Coast, Nigeria, Sierra-Leone and the Gambia; who passed appropriate Ordinances in their Legislative Assemblies in 1951.

The Gambia pays 6.54% towards the expenses for the headquarters of the WAEC.

Branches & Offices:
Mansakonko Sub-Office:
Lower River Region
The Gambia Tel/Fax: 5531476

Examinations Loop HQ
P.O. Box GP 125
Accra, Ghana
Te. no: +233 21 685901-4
Fax:     +233 21 223002
Telex: 2934 WAEC GH


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