WASSCE 2021: Over 446,000 Ghanaian Candidates to sit for exams in Aug/Sept

The 2021 edition of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will be starting in August/September and will be administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

The West Africa Examination Council has announced August 16, 2021, for the commencement of the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

According to West African Examinations Council (WAEC), more than 446,000 Ghanaian candidates have registered for this year’s edition and are expected to sit for the exams nationwide.

Speaking to the media, Mrs Agnes Teye Cudjoe, the Head of Public Relations for WAEC Ghana disclosed that,

“The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will start next week for some final year Senior High School students but the examination will officially be conducted in September for all candidates”

The 2021 edition of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will officially start on Monday, August 16, 2021, and will have candidates begin with the practical aspect of the international examination.

When asked who set the questions for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Mrs Agnes Teye Cudjoe revealed that the questions were set by staff of the West African Examinations Council.

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She further added that the questions for this year’s WASSCE were set based on the student’s syllabus approved by the Ministry of Education, a multi portfolio government ministry of Ghana, responsible for the governance and management of Ghana’s education.

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is a type of standardized test in West Africa. Students who pass the exam receive a certificate confirming their graduation from secondary education.

“We invite some teachers who are subject experts or what we call them item writers, some of them work with WAEC and others are in the classroom, we train and commission them for the process,”

“The WASSCE questions are normally leaked by some unscrupulous supervisors who take screenshots of the papers after taking it from the depot and distribute to some heads of schools for reasons best known to them,”- Mrs Agnes Teye Cudjoe said

The WAEC boss blamed COVID-19 for the postponement of the examination till August against May/June.

Source: unitedshowbiz.com.gh


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