The West African Examinations Council mid-October, 2022 will start the marking of the 2022 WASSCE for School scripts of candidates who sat for the just-ended national examination, a staff of the Council has told AcademicWeek.com.
Speaking to AcademicWeek’s Editorial staff, the WAEC official said his outfit three weeks after the conduct of the last paper of the WASSCE for School usually commences the marking of the examination answer booklets.
Explaining how this year’s WASSCE School scripts will be marked, he said the Council’s chief examiners from the five-member countries will meet and draw a national marking scheme to be used by examiners in various countries.
“Such international prelim coordination meetings are normally held in Greater Accra and Lagos. The RPCC after the meeting will determine the duration of the marking process and when to expect the release of results,” he stated.
According to him, the non-profit-making organization will report malpractice cases recorded during the conduct of the 2022 WASSCE and those to be detected in the marking of the exam scripts to the Ghana Examinations Committee.
Teachers involved in examination malpractice and misconduct during the administration of the Ghana version of the international examination he said will also be reported to the Ghana Education Service for administrative sanctions.
The Ghana Examinations Committee he told AcademicWeek is made up of representatives from the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), Ghana Association of Teachers, and other relevant stakeholders.
A total of 422,883 prospective candidates representing 203,753 boys and 219,130 girls from 977 Senior High Schools made up of 673 public schools and 304 private schools sat for the just-ended WASSCE at 775 examination centres.
About sixty (60) subjects, comprising four (4) core and fifty-six (56) electives were made available to prospective candidates who participated in the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination to choose from.
The national examination which commenced on Monday, August 1, 2022, with the Visual Art Project Work options ended on September 27, 2022, with ICT Paper 3 Practical.