The Ministry of Education (MoE) has directed the management of various public tertiary institutions in the country to consider a transcript-based admission process to ensure qualified WASSCE graduates are enrolled in their institutions.
Speaking at the 2022 WAEC Distinction Awards Ceremony monitored by AcademicWeek.com, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said the transcript of a student is important as the WASSCE result for admission.
“I call upon universities to look at the changing dynamics of tertiary education and begin to take a serious look at a transcript-based admission process in addition to the WASSCE results,” Dr Yaw Adutwum said at the WAEC event.
Following the conduct of the upcoming 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), the Education Minister advised all candidates to sit for the examination to desist from destroying their school property.
“That is why I call on universities to begin to look at what other counties do, character reference for students coming into your institutions so that they will know there is accountability after graduating from Senior High School,” he said.
Barring any last-minute changes, the West African Examinations Council says the more than 400,000 students from various Senior High Schools from July 31 through to September 26, 2023, will sit for the 2023 WASSCE for School.
A spokeswoman for WAEC, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe in an interview monitored by AcademicWeek, said her outfit has put in place adequate measures to ensure the successful conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
”We have also gone round and inspected the depots, where we will be keeping our confidential materials during the conduct of the examinations,” the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the not-for-profit organization (WAEC) said.
She has therefore entreated students who will participate in the impending 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School to ignore the fake WASSCE for School timetable on social media platforms.
Just like last year, Ghana this 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.