Starting Monday, July 31, 2023, with Project Work, the management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says an amount of GH¢40 million will be used for the conduct of this academic year’s WASSCE for School Candidates.
A spokesperson for the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) in a discussion monitored by AcademicWeek.com said plans are underway for the central government to release additional funds to the already received GH¢40 million.
“I can say that we have received some amount of money that will enable us to conduct the exams, for both the 2023 WASSCE and BECE. However, there’s a payment plan to pay the rest,” the WAEC official told Citi FM in an interview.
She explained that of the GH¢55 million paid by the government, GH¢10.5 million will be used for the conduct of the Basic Education Certificate Examination and GH¢40 million for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
“So far we have received GH¢10.5 million to be able to conduct the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and GH¢40 million for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE),” the WAEC spokeswoman said.
More than 448,000 prospective students from public and private Senior High Schools (SHSs) across the country are expected to sit for the 2023 edition of the WASSCE for School from July 31, 2023, through to September 26, 2023.
In a related development, Africa Education Watch following the commencement of the WASSCE for School has urged candidates sitting for the examination not to forget to write both their Index number and full name on the answer booklets.
Citing the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Rule 8(2), EduWatch said some students who sat for the WASSCE last year had their subject results cancelled because they did not write their Index number after writing their name.
The education think tank – Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) has consequently advised all 2023 WASSCE candidates to write both their Index number and full name before they start their practical, written or objective test papers.
“The 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) officially starts today. Last year, some had their subject results cancelled because they didn’t write their Index Num after writing their Name-WAEC Rule 8(2)
Before you start your practical, written or objective paper, write both the Index number and name on your answer booklet or sheet,” the Executive Director of EduWatch, Kofi Asare said in a post sighted by AcademicWeek.com.