For this year’s West African Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and Basic Education Certificate Examination, the government has granted GHS 50 million to the West African Examination Council (BECE).
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday, Mr. Kwasi Kwarteng, the Ministry of Education’s spokesperson, reassured the public that the WASSCE and BECE for 2022 would proceed according to plan.
The Public Relations Officer for WAEC, Madam Agnes Cudjoe, told the Council, “Yes, it is true, the money has been released.”
The WASSCE for this year is anticipated to begin on August 1 and go through September 27.
For this year’s WASSCE, a total of 422, 883 candidates from 977 schools had registered.
The government was reportedly required to pay GHS15,790,072 for the WASSCE and GHC7,221,755 for the BECE this year since it owed WAEC a combined GHS23,011, 827 following the WASSCE and BECE in 2021.
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