After the successful administration of this academic year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination, Basic Education Certificate Examination and Nov/Dec the West African Examinations Council has gone on a Christmas break.
In a communique sighted by AcademicWeek.com, WAEC said amid the Christmas break its offices in Accra and other regions on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 12:30 pm will be closed for the Yuletide season and new year holidays.
“The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) wishes to inform all its stakeholders and members of the general public that its offices in Accra and other regions will be close for Christmas break and new year holidays,” it stated.
In a season greetings message to Ghanaians, particularly students, the management of the non-profit-making organization said offices across the country will open for normal business on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 8:30 am.
After the festive break, the African Examinations Council is expected to release the provisional results of students who sat for private and regular students who sat for the 2022 BECE for School and Private examination in January 2023.
The not-for-profit organization (WAEC) this academic year administered the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination to two groups of BECE candidates (School and Private) for the first time at the same period.
Citing low entries of the BECE for Private students registration, WAEC jointly conducted the national examination for final year Junior High School students (BECE School and Private) from October 17, 2022, to Friday, October 21, 2022,
A total number of 552,276 prospective candidates made up of 276,988 males and 275,288 females from 18,501 Junior High Schools (JHS) participated in BECE for School Candidates at about 2,023 centres throughout the country.
With 18,501 public and private Junior High schools, the organization (WAEC) tasked some 2,023 supervisors, 1,816 Assistant supervisors and 19,384 invigilators to oversee the administration of the BECE School at 2,023 centres,
In respect of the BECE for Private Candidates, a total of 1,132 candidates made up of 634 males and 498 females sat for the private examination. The examination was taken at 15 selected centres, mainly in the regional capitals.
Administered at 15 centres, the West African Examinations Council tasked 15 supervisors, 1 Assistant supervisor and 43 43 invigilators to ensure the successful conduct of the just-ended historic 2022 BECE for Private Candidates.