The administration of the 2022 edition of the WASSCE for School will commence today Monday, August 2022 and end on September 27, 2022, the West African Examinations Council in charge of the conduct of the examination has said.
A total of 422,883 candidates from 977 Senior High Schools WAEC in a blog post sighted by AcademicWeek has said are sitting for this year’s West African Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) across the country.
“The candidates comprise 72 students with visual impairment and 14 with hearing impairment. The beginning today with project work subjects, the exams include 60 subjects, comprising four cores and 56 electives,” the Council stated.
Scheduled to end on Tuesday, September 27. The first core subject of the WASSCE for School will be the English Language Orals on Monday, August 29 while its essay and objective papers will be written on Thursday, September 8.
The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum following the conduct of the Ghana version of the international examination has urged candidates, invigilators, and supervisors, to observe all COVID-19 safety protocols.
“I encourage all candidates, invigilators, supervisors, school authorities, and teachers to observe all COVID-19 safety protocols as you write the exams devoid of all forms of examination malpractices,” he said in a social media post.
As part of efforts to ensure a successful WASSCE at all the designated centres, Adutwum has assured his outfit is working hand-in-hand with education sector agencies under the Ghana Education Service and the Security Services.
Education Think Tank – Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) on its part has urged all candidates, invigilators, supervisors, security officials, teachers, and heads of SHS to exhibit a high level of integrity in the 2022 WASSCE.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) after four member countries of the Council reverted to the usual May/June calendar is conducting the 2022 WASSCE in August/September for only Ghanaian candidates.
Head of National Office – WAEC, Addy-Lamptey in an interview with the Daily Graphic newspaper said the member countries Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and The Gambia conducted their WASSCE SC from May 9 to June 24, this year.
“The four countries have had their academic calendars streamlined to enable them to write the examination in May/June, as Ghana sticks to the ‘new normal calendar occasioned by the COVID pandemic in 2020,” she told Graphic.