The Management of Ghana West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) says they will publish a timetable for Ghana Exams if they are unable to reach an agreement with other member states of the Council.
The Examination Council said the Ghana Exams timetable is still at the preparatory stage adding that it will as soon as possible release it for prospective candidates when it’s ready.
The Head of Public Affairs at Ghana WAEC office, Madam Agnes Teye Cudjoe speaking to Citi FM said “WAEC will be conducting exams for candidates who will be taking the WASCCE and the BECE [Basic Education Certificate Exams]. As of now, we are still in discussions as to whether any of the member countries will join.”
“If they are unable to reach an agreement with other member states, we will publish a timetable for Ghanaian final year students…The timetable is still at the preparatory stage so we will inform people accordingly when the timetable is ready,” she added.
The WAEC official assured that the Council will conduct the Ghana Exams in replace of the WASSCE if other member countries of the body do not arrive at a conclusion.
She furthered that WAEC is also set to conduct the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for final year students in basic schools.
Madam Agnes Teye explained that BECE is for junior high school candidates organized locally in Ghana whilst WASSCE is standardized for senior high school candidates in West Africa, therefore the conduct of the 2020 BECE is guaranteed.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, May 31 directed for schools to reopen for only final year students in the country to enable them to complete their academic year and sit for their final exams.