Making of BECE & WASSCE Exams has been suspended, Details
The marking of the recently completed Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) may be in jeopardy due to outstanding debts of GHC33 million, according to the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Peter Nutsu Kortoe, the ranking member of Parliament’s Education Committee, warned that the financial crisis could seriously affect WAEC’s operations and delay the distribution of exam results.
“For almost two to three years, the situation is becoming very bad. The government is not releasing money to WAEC regularly, and it’s affecting the conduct of the examinations,” Kortoe stressed.
“The 2023 WASSCE is over but my information is that there’s no money for them to go ahead to the next phase of the process which is marking the Scripts and BECE was conducted in August and there’s no money for WAEC to conduct the marking of the BECE either.
“The situation is such that we don’t even know when money will be made available to them tho enable them mark the 2023 BECE and how soon they will release the results.”
“Even the 2022 WAEC examinations are still in arrears; much of the money is yet to be paid,” He said.
Head of Public Affairs at WAEC John Kapi had earlier issued a warning in August, cautioning that any delay in the government’s release of funds designated for BECE could negatively impact the marking procedure.