The management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the 2023 WASSCE School timetable for final-year Senior High School students who will participate in the examination slated for July to September 2023.
The release of the 2023 WASSCE timetable comes after the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) said Ghana for the second time not write WASSCE for School Candidates with other member countries of the Council including Nigeria.
“The examination, which will once again be a Ghana-only version of the WASSCE will be conducted from Monday, 31st July to Tuesday, 26th September 2023,” A spokeswoman for WAEC, Agnes Teye Cudjoe said at a press briefing.
The Public Relations Officer added that “candidates are advised to contact their schools or visit the WAEC website for an accurate timetable. Candidates should refrain from downloading timetables from unverifiable websites,”
In a related story, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has blacklisted five Senior High Schools from WAEC registration, thus the barred second-cycle schools will not be able to register students for the 2023 WASSCE 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.
Speaking at a press briefing the spokesperson for WAEC, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe said the registration log-in codes of the affected schools had been suspended, pending further investigation and additional sanctions for the illegal practice.
Commenting on rules governing the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), she said the Council has revised the rules and regulations to ensure transparent conduct of the national examination.
The registration which opened on March 15, 2023, will be closed on April 19, 2023, without further extension of the deadline. This year, Ghana for the second time will write the WASSCE without other WAEC member countries.