This is the examination taken by candidates in their last stage of Secondary Education. The SSCE is in two categories. One is for candidates in the third and final year of their secondary education and it is called SSCE Internal. The Second is SSCE External and is for candidates not in the School system.

Another core component of the mandate of the Council as espoused in the Enabling law is the conduct of the Senior School Certificate Examination for External Candidates.

The Council has extended the registration period for the Senior School Certificate Examination 2016 (External) by two weeks. Registration will now close now close on the 31st October, 2016.

Download November/December 2016 examination timetable here

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The SSCE External 2016 Registration is on-going

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NOV/DEC SSCE 2016 Timetable

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