The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) as part of measures to curb cheating in its examination says it will this year name and shame Senior High Schools who engage in malpractice during the conduct of the BECE and WASSCE.
At a press briefing monitored by AcademicWeek, an official of the Examinations Council said the naming and shaming of schools that engage in malpractice during the conduct of the examinations will serve as a deterrent to others.
“Measures including Serialisation of the question papers for some subjects and strapping of question paper parcels have been put in place by the Council to guarantee test security,” Mr John K. Kapi, Head of Public Affairs, WAEC said.
Commenting on the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), he said a total of 447,204 candidates, made up of 211,834 males and 235,370 females drawn from 975 schools have entered the examination.
“This figure indicates an increase of 5.8% compared to the 2022 entry figure of 422,883. The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School is taking place at 834 centres across the country
A total of 60 subjects, comprising 4 core and 56 electives were made available to prospective candidates to choose from,” Mr John K. Kapi, Head of Public Affairs, West African Examinations Council (WAEC) told stakeholders.
For the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School and Private Candidates, the WAEC official said will be administered from Monday, August 7, 2023, to August 11, 2023, 2023 across the country
“A total number of 600,714 prospective candidates, comprising 300,323 males and 300,391 females from 18,993 participating private and public Junior High Schools (JHSs) entered for the national examination
The number of candidates that registered for this year’s BECE (SC) is 8.8% higher than the 2022 entry figure of 552,276. With regard to the BECE for Private Candidates, a total entry figure of 1,743 candidates was recorded
For the school and private candidates, 21 subjects, comprising 5 Core and 16 Electives will be made available to prospective candidates. In addition to the 5 Core subjects, the school candidates will be given the option of choosing four Electives to make a maximum of nine subjects.
The Basic Education Certificate Examination for School Candidates will be held at 2,137 examination centres across the country, while 15 centres mainly in the regional capitals will be used for the BECE for Private candidates,” he said.