The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says the number of candidates from various Senior High Schools to sit for the 2023 WASSCE for School which will be administered from July 31, 2023, through to September 26, 2023, is 448,000.
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.
Asked if the Examinations Council has changed the timetable for the 2023 WASSCE, she said ”The WASSCE timetable has been sent to the various schools, and then briefing sessions will be held for supervisors before the exams.”
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.
“The examination, which will once again be a Ghana-only version of the WASSCE will be conducted from Monday, July 31, 2023, to Tuesday, September 26, 2023,” the Public Relations Officer (PRO) told stakeholders at the press briefing.
In a related development, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has urged all final-year Senior High School (SHS) students preparing to participate in the international examination to refrain from examination malpractice.
Speaking to some students in the Ashanti Region, the Minister for Education said their involvement in malpractice or cheating would lead to the cancellation of their results and possibly truncate their education to ruin their future.
Encouraging the 2023 WASSCE candidates to prepare adequately for the exams he said “Examination malpractices have caused great havoc to many people who have regretted in life, but they cannot change the hands of time”.
He reminded the examination candidates that the central government through the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) programme has invested in them hence the need for them to pass the WASSCE for School with flying colours.
“You are the future leaders who will hold responsible positions and that is why your parents and the government have invested much in your education. I am therefore begging you to do your best and pass the examination well but we will be disappointed if you fail us,” Adutwum told the candidates.