Following the commencement of the 2023 edition of WASSCE today, Africa Education Watch has urged candidates sitting for the examination not to forget to write both their Index number and full name on the answer booklets.
Citing the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Rule 8(2), EduWatch said some students who sat for the WASSCE last year had their subject results cancelled because they did not write their Index number after writing their name.
The education think tank – Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) has consequently advised all 2023 WASSCE candidates to write both their Index number and full name before they start their practical, written or objective test papers.
“The 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) officially starts today. Last year, some had their subject results cancelled because they didn’t write their Index Num after writing their Name-WAEC Rule 8(2)
Before you start your practical, written or objective paper, write both the Index number and name on your answer booklet or sheet,” the Executive Director of EduWatch, Kofi Asare said in a post sighted by AcademicWeek.com.
Slated to commence from July 31, 2023, through to September 26, 2023, more than 448,000 prospective final-year students from public and private Senior High Schools (SHSs) are expected to sit for the 2023 WASSCE for School.
Just like last year, Ghana this academic year will not write the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School with other member countries of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) including Nigeria.
In a related development, Africa Education Watch as part of efforts to support the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to end examination malpractice in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination has established a WASSCE Desk.
The education think tank in a post sighted by AcademicWeek said the purpose of the WASSCE Desk is for members of the general public to report any suspicious activities they notice before or during the conduct of the WASSCE for School.
“EduWatch is supporting the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to end WASSCE fraud. If you see something unusual before or during the WASSCE, call our WASSCE Desk,” the think tank said.
Africa Education Watch’s (EduWatch) decision to support the not-for-profit making organization (WAEC) follows a partnership with OXFAM to monitor the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School.