WAEC reverts to May/June calendar for WASSCE conduct

WAEC reverts to May/June calendar for WASSCE conduct

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) after the global Covid-19 pandemic forced it to conduct WASSCE at random months has said it has reverted to the usual May/June calendar the international examination is taken.

Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, the Head of Nigeria’s WAEC Office, Patrick Areghan said the 2022 edition of the WASSCE will be administered from May 16 and June 23, 2022, for prospective candidates in his country.

“Gentlemen of the media, I am delighted to inform you that the conduct of the 2022 WASSCE for School Candidates will take place between May 16 and June 23 2022 in Nigeria, spanning six (6) weeks,” the WAEC official told journalists.

“The revert to May/June period for the conduct of the exams should be celebrated. The significance of this is that the WAEC and the various member States have now again found a common ground in respect of their academic calendars

This shows a massive recovery from the devastating effects, disruptions, and confusion caused by the pandemic. We must give kudos to the Minister of Education and his Ministry for this wonderful feat,” Mr Patrick said early this week.

However, the management of Ghana’s West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is yet to communicate to members of the public and final yea Senior High School students the official date to administer the 2022 WASSCE for School.

A staff of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) Tuesday told EducationWeb his outfit in due course will release the approved 2022 WASSCE for School timetable for the conduct of the impending international examination.

In a related development, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said the Examinations Council after consultations with the Ghana Education Service (GES) will announce the date to conduct the 2022 BECE for School.

Ahead of the conduct of the 32nd edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), the Examinations Council (WAEC) says it will commence the registration process from Tuesday, May 3, 2022, to Friday, June 10, 2022.

WAEC in a statement copied to EducationWeb said only third-year students in various public and private Junior High Schools (JHSs) across the country will be considered for the forthcoming 2022 BECE for School registration.