The Ministry of Education (MoE) has proposed August/September as the date for the management of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to conduct the 2023 edition of the WASSCE for School Candidates nationwide.
In a 2023 academic calendar sighted by AcademicWeek.com, MoE said final-year students to participate in the WASSCE will attend class continuously from January 2023 through the end of September 2023 until the end of the examination.
“Due to the start of the calendar in January 2023, Senior High School (SHS) students 3 cannot enjoy a prolonged break. This is to allow Senior High School 1 and Senior High School 2 to be in school as well
This means that the calendar will have to be fine-tuned so that SHS 3 students can attend class continuously from January 2023 through the end of September 2023, when the WASSCE ends,” the 2023 academic year calendar noted.
According to the proposed academic calendar for the next year, the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) students will spend some 34 weeks in school with a total of 1,360 contact or teaching hours.
Following the release of the 2023 academic year calendar, the management of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) is yet to communicate the official date to administer the international examination to students next year.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination is administered to school candidates in the third year of Senior High School and to private candidates. The examination is for both selection to tertiary institutions and for certification.
The provisional results of the WASSCEW for School are usually released 45 days after the conduct of the examination to enable successful and qualified candidates to enter tertiary institutions at the beginning of the academic year.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination results lists are sent to the participating Senior High Schools after they are released. Candidates can also check their results online with an access card at https://www.waecgh.org.
Certificates of students who participated in the WASSCE are sent to the schools for collection by individual candidates. Certificates are produced once, and so certificates which get lost or damaged after collection are not replaced.