The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) following the conduct of the ongoing WASSCE for School has directed supervisors and invigilators to observe the following guidelines for the admission of candidates to examination halls.
1. Candidates should be admitted to the examination hall/room thirty (30) minutes before the start of the paper.
2. Supervisors/Invigilators should search candidates thoroughly to ensure that no unauthorized (foreign) materials are brought into the examination hall/room.
3. Female invigilators should be present at all times to search for female candidates.
4. Diverse groups of candidates are entitled to their identity and faith, which should be recognized.
5. Supervisors and Invigilators have permission to search candidates wearing head coverings including veils before they are allowed admission to the WASSCE for School examination hall/room.
The Examinations Council in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said officials may request candidates to remove their head coverings/veils before the search and be asked to wear the head covering/veils after the search.
A total of 446,321 prospective candidates made of 221,437 males and 234,884 females from 965 public and private Senior High Schools (SHSs) are sitting for the international examination at 763 examination centres across the country.
Candidates have been urged by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to avoid any form of examination malpractice and to abide by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the WASSCE for School.
The Supervisors and Invigilators associated with the administration of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to be vigilant and refrain from taking their mobile phones to the examination room.