As the date to administer the 2023 WASSCE for School nears, Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has urged all final-year Senior High School (SHS) students to participate in the examination to refrain from examination malpractice.
Speaking to some students in the Ashanti Region, the Minister for Education said their involvement in malpractice or cheating would lead to the cancellation of their results and possibly truncate their education to ruin their future.
Encouraging the 2023 WASSCE candidates to prepare adequately for the exams he said “Examination malpractices have caused great havoc to many people who have regretted in life, but they cannot change the hands of time”.
He reminded the examination candidates that the central government through the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) programme has invested in them hence the need for them to pass the WASSCE for School with flying colours.
“You are the future leaders who will hold responsible positions and that is why your parents and the government have invested much in your education. I am therefore begging you to do your best and pass the examination well but we will be disappointed if you fail us,” Adutwum told the candidates.
Should any unforeseen situation happen, the 2023 edition of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will be conducted from July 31, 2023, through to September 26, 2023, by the West African Exams Council.
A spokeswoman for the not-for-profit organization, Anges Teye Cudjoe at a press briefing said just like last year, Ghana this year will not write the WASSCE for School with other member countries of the West African Examinations Council.
“The examination, which will once again be a Ghana-only version of the WASSCE will be conducted from Monday, July 31, 2023, to Tuesday, September 26, 2023,” the Public Relations Officer (PRO) told stakeholders at the press briefing.
Meanwhile, the management of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) has blacklisted five Senior High Schools (SHS) from partaking in the Ghana version of the international examination slated for the end of July 2023.
The blacklisted schools, WAEC in a release copied to AcademicWeeK.com said are; Olistar Senior High/Technical School, Abesim; Gateway SHS and Lawrence SHS, both in Sunyani; First Class SHS, Achimota, Accra and Martin Luther SHS, Kintampo.