The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has published the names of some schools the examination body says have commercialised the registration process for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
According to WAEC, some schools have commercialised the registration process, putting out banners and enticing prospective candidates to register for the examination in their schools with the promise of good grades.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, 15 March 2023, WAEC said the schools charge “between GHS1,200.00 to GHS6,750.00.”
The schools include: “Olistar Senior High/Technical School, Abesim; Gateway Senior High School, Sunyani; Lawrence Senior High School, Sunyani; First Class Senior High School, Achimota (A1 assured) and Martin Luther Senior High School, Kintampo (No risk of results cancellation, 100% WASSCE results assured).”
However, the WAEC revealed that the approved “registration for entry in 7 or 8 subjects is GHS381.24.
“This figure is exclusive of the fees for practical or oral test which range between GHS14.50 and GHS19.50 per practical test.”
The WAEC also reminded the general public about the sanctions for registration of non-school/unqualified candidate(s) for school candidates’ examinations and the fabrication of continuous assessment scores for candidates.
The sanctions include: “De-recognition of the affected school for not less than 1 year, Report made to the Ministry of Education or the appropriate WAEC Board for disciplinary action against the responsible person(s) and withholding of the entire results of the non-school/unqualified candidate, pending the outcome of the investigation by the appropriate Committee of the Council.”