The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) after the conduct of this year’s WASSCE and BECE says they are yet to receive funds for the marking of the national and international examination scripts from the central government.
A spokesman for the non-profit-making organization, Mr John K. Kapi in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said the early release of the money would facilitate the 2023 WASSCE and BECE marking processes.
“We earlier received GHC10.5million to start BECE. That is what we have used for the examination. Now that the examination is over, we expect the release of some monies to be able to go through the marking process and the release of the results,” he said.
The Head of Public Affairs, WAEC said WAEC had carried out its preparatory activities for the marking and that the Council would start with the coordination of its examiners this afternoon (Wednesday, October 4, 2023).
The West African Examinations Council spokesperson in the interview told GNA that between Wednesday, October 4 -7, 2023, the coordination with examiners would be over and marking would begin on Monday, October 9, 2023.
“We have about 22,000 examiners to pay. The fear we have now is that if the government does not release funds, we may not be able to complete the process and what it means is that we may not be able to pay the examiners.
We have made this clear to the government and we hope that the government keep the promise to release funds to enable us to complete the process,” the WAEC Head of Public Affairs told the News Agency.
Asked when the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination and Basic Education Certificate Examination results will be out, John Kapi said the release of the results was dependent on the release of funds by the government.
He however indicated the Council was looking at releasing the results of BECE in the last week of October 2023, adding that “as soon as we are done with the swapping of the regions in respect of 2023 WASSCE, then marking will start”.