Barring any last-minute changes, the Ghana version of WASSCE, an international examination administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will be conducted from July 31, 2023, through to September 26, 2023.
A spokeswoman for the not-for-profit organization, Anges Teye Cudjoe at a press briefing said just like last year, Ghana this year will not write the WASSCE for School with other member countries of the West African Examinations Council.
“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.
Ahead of the administration of the impending examination, she said her outfit March 15, 2023, opened the 2023 WASSCE registration portal for approved Senior High Schools to register their students for the 2023 WASSCE School.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School registration portal opened on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe said will be closed on April 19, 2023, with no further extension of the deadline.
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 certification.
In a related development, the management of WAEC has blacklisted five Senior High Schools (SHS) from registering their students for the 2023 edition of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School.
The affected SHSs, WAEC in a release copied to AcademicWeeK said are; Olistar Senior High/Technical School, Abesim; Gateway SHS and Lawrence SHS, both in Sunyani; First Class SHS, Achimota, Accra and Martin Luther SHS, Kintampo.
The Council said the schools were barred from the examination for commercializing the WASSCE registration process by putting out banners and charging between GH¢1, 200 and GH¢6,750, as the 2023 WASSCE registration fees
“They have “commercialised the registration process,” putting out banners and charging candidates between GH¢1, 200 and GH¢6,750, with the promise of good grades instead of the approved fee of GH¢381.24,” it said in the release.
According to the spokesperson for the Examinations Council, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the registration log-in codes of the affected schools had been suspended, pending further investigation and additional sanctions for the illegal practice.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Public Relations Officer (PRO) said the approved fee was for seven (7) or eight (8) subjects, excluding practical or oral tests which ranged between GH¢14.50 and GH¢19.50 respectively.