The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it 6 months after the release of the provisional WASSCE results distributes WASSCE certificates of candidates who sat for the national examination to their various schools.
A staff of the Council in an interview with Educationweb.com.gh however said amid the outbreak of the locally transmitted coronavirus, his outfit at the appropriate time will issue the certificates to the Senior High Schools.
According to him, all 2020 WASSCE graduates after the six months period can visit their completed Senior High School (SHS) for the certificate adding that graduates who owe the school will be denied access to the certificate.
“WAEC usually six (6) months after the release of the WASSCE results issues the WASSCE certificates to schools which presented the candidates for the WASSCE for School Candidates examination,” he told Okyere Darko George.
Per our calculation, the 2020 WASSCE certificates if not delayed amid the unexpected novel coronavirus is expected to be distributed to schools by the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) somewhere in May 2021.
Commenting on how Nov/Dec candidates will receive their certificate, the WAEC official said such candidates are required to visit the Council’s office in the region where they sat for the private examination for the certificate.
“Nov/Dec candidates are required to collect their certificate in person from the Council’s office in the region where they wrote the examination, Such candidates must complete an application form designed for that purpose”.
He furthered that a graduate who resides outside the country (Ghana) has to nominate a resident in Ghana to collect the WASSCE or Nov/Dec certificate on his or her behalf at the Office of the Examinations Council.
“This requires an authority note from the candidate including photocopies of his/her passport (including the visa) and also a passport-sized photograph of the candidate,” the WAEC staff told Educationweb.com.gh.
The WAEC official added that the person collecting the Nov/Dec or WASSCE certificate on behalf of the graduate or candidate will provide a Valid ID card.