More than 446,000 Ghanaian candidates have registered to sit for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination scheduled to be administered in September, the West African Examinations Council said on Wednesday.
The Head of Public Relations for WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye Cudjoe in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said the candidates Monday, August 16, 2021, will start the practical aspect of the international examination.
“The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will start next week for some final year Senior High School students but the examination will officially be conducted in September for all candidates,” she stated.
According to Madam Teye Cudjoe, the questions for the 2021 WASSCE for School were set by staff of the West African Examinations Council adding that they were set based on the students’ syllabus approved by the Ministry of Education.
“We invite some teachers who are subject experts or what we call them item writers, some of them work with WAEC and others are in the classroom, we train and commission them for the process,” the WAEC official added.
The spokeswoman for the non-profit-making examination (WAEC) said effective measures this year have been put in place by the Council to ensure cases of questions leakage and examination malpractice are a thing of the past.
“The WASSCE questions are normally leaked by some unscrupulous supervisors who take screenshots of the papers after taking it from the depot and distribute to some heads of schools for reasons best known to them,” she noted.