The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) responsible for the conduct of 2021 WASSCE says the grading system or method used to determine the performance of candidates will be maintained despite the outbreak of coronavirus.
Mr Godfred Addo, the Head of School Examination at WAEC in a Zoom interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said the Council understands the current situation however WAEC will maintain its examination standards.
“Even though we are not in normal times, there is an outbreak of a global pandemic thus the novel coronavirus but the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will maintain the examination standards,” the WAEC official stated.
He encouraged the candidates preparing to sit for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from Monday, August 16, 2021, to learn hard adding that all the examination questions are from the syllabus.
“There is no need to panic if you are a candidate preparing to write the WASSCE for School, the examination questions were set based on the syllabus approved by the Ministry of Education (MoE),” Mr Addo said.
2021 WASSCE for School Grading System /Interception
According to the Examinations Council’s grading system, A1 is Excellent, B2 Very Good, B3 Good, C4, C5, and C6 are interpreted as Credit, D7, and D8 are interpreted as Pass, while F9 is Fail.
A staff of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has explained that A1 and B2 in the WASSCE means (Excellent), B3 is B (very good), C4 is C (Good), C5 and C6 are D (credit), D7 and E8 are E (Pass) and F9 is F (Fail).