The 2021 edition of the WASSCE for School Candidates administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) which commenced on Monday, August 16, 2021, will end Friday, October 8, 2021, at 763 exams centres.
The international examination was conducted for a total of 446,321 prospective candidates representing 221,437 males and 234,884 females from 965 Senior High Schools (651 public schools and 314 private schools in Ghana).
The Chairman of the Council, Professor Essuman on Wednesday commended the final year students who participated in the examination saying the process despite cases of alleged questions leakages was successful and smooth.
Commenting on the leakages, he said the Examinations Council will soon review its regulations governing the conduct of both national and international examinations to end cases of WASSCE and BECE malpractice recorded annually.
“Some of the rules are too lenient; when someone is barred for three years for cheating, the person can return to write. We can increase the number of years to make students determine whether it is worth the risk,” Mr Essuman said.
The Council’s Chairman comment comes after WAEC on September 15, 2021, rescheduled the administration of the Physics and Business Management papers, 1&2 after questions for the examination leaked on social media.
“The Office has rescheduled the Physics and Business Management 2 & 1 Papers originally scheduled for 15th September 2021. A new date for the rescheduled papers will be communicated in due course,” WAEC said.
The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) later in a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh scheduled for the two papers to be conducted on Friday, October 1, 2021, and Thursday, October 7, 2021, respectively.