West African Examination Council (WAEC) has increased the registration fee for its examination from N13,950 to N18,000.
The increment, which amounts to about 29 per cent, will take effect with the 2022 senior school certificate examination (SSCE).
The examination body made the disclosure during the announcement of the release of the 2021 May/June diet of the SSCE yesterday in Lagos.
It also stated that no candidate sponsored by any state government that is owing it would have access to his or her results.
WAEC head of Nigeria office, Patrick Areghan, who made the announcement, also blamed the development on the coronavirus pandemic, rising inflation rates and the biting insecurity.