The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) ahead of the conduct of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination and West African Senior School Certificate Examination has held a briefing session for supervisors for exams.
In a blog post sighted by AcademicWeek, the African Examinations Council said the briefing session for the WASSCE for School supervisors which commenced on Monday, July 31, 2023, ended on Wednesday, August 2, 2023.
Briefing sessions for BECE supervisors and Ghana Education Service (GES) officials also were held from July 24 to 28,2023 throughout the country to inform examination officials of their role in ensuring the smooth conduct of the examination.
The not-for-profit-making organization (WAEC) as it ends the national and international examination (BECE and WASSCE) briefing session has directed supervisors to brief invigilators for the examination at the various centres.
Briefing of West African Examinations Council (WAEC) BECE Depot keepers who will be in charge of the depots from where there will be a daily distribution of question papers took place on Tuesday, August 1 2023.
These Depot Keepers according to the management of the Council responsible for the conduct of 2023 BECE and WASSCE will undertake their assignments together with GES personnel, not below the rank of Assistant Director.
A total of 447,204 candidates, made up of 211,834 males and 235,370 females drawn from 975 Senior High Schools are expected to sit for the Ghana version of the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The 2023 WASSCE for School will be administered at 834 centres across the country. A total of sixty (60) subjects, comprising four (4) core and fifty-six (56) electives were made available to prospective candidates to choose from.
The 2023 edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School and Private Candidates will be administered from Monday, August 7, 2023, through to Friday, August 11, 2023, across the country.
A total number of 600,714 prospective candidates, comprising 300,323 males and 300,391 females from 18,993 participating public and private Junior High Schools (JHSs) are expected to sit for the school examination.
With regard to the BECE for Private Candidates, a total entry figure of 1,743 candidates was recorded. This is made up of 889 males and 854 females. This year’s figure is 5.4% higher than the entry figure of 1,132 for 2022.
“For the school and private candidates, 21 subjects, comprising five (5) Core and sixteen (16) Electives will be made available to prospective candidates.
In addition to the five (5) Core subjects, the school candidates will be given the option of choosing four Electives to make a maximum of nine subjects,” the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) said in a blog post.
The 2023 BECE for School Candidates will be held at 2,137 examination centres across the country, while fifteen (15) centres mainly in the regional capitals will be used for the BECE for Private candidates from Monday, August 7, 2023.