Ahead of this year’s WASSCE, more than 30,000 candidates will participate in the 2023 edition of the Certificate II examination to be conducted on July 10, 2023, by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET).
Speaking at a press briefing, the Director-General of the Commission, Fred Kyei Asamoah said the more than 30,000 prospective students to write the national examination represent over 20,000 males and 8,000 females in the country.
Mr Kyei indicated that there would be multiple versions of the same set of questions with different placements on the question paper adding that his outfit looks forward to increasing the number of versions of questions to 24.
“For this year, we are starting off with eight different versions of the exams, we hope that in the coming years, we will increase it to as much as possibly 24 versions. In that case, so if you have a classroom of 24 learners and a classroom of eight learners, each of them will have a different version of the exams.
As we started earlier this year, we have encouraged all instructors, learners and institutions to put much effort into learning in the classrooms to make sure they are competent enough,” the Director General of CTVET noted.
The serialization of questions for the Certificate II examination comes after an official of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) at a workshop said the move is to curb examination malpractice.
Speaking at a workshop, the Head, of Standards, Curriculum Dept. and Enforcement (SCD&E) for the Commission for TVET, Peter Boahin said the CTVET exams will be conducted by the generation of different versions of the examination.
“Beginning in 2023, CTVET exams will be conducted by the generation of different versions of the examination for learners to write to prevent the occurrence of examination malpractices,” Dr Boahin told stakeholders at the event.
The one-day workshop aimed at building the capacity of Principals of public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Schools administered by the Ghana TVET Service was held at the Miklin Hotel, East Legon on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.