BECE and WASSCE examinations: This year’s BECE and WASSCE will be organized by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) with the help of GH55 million in funding provided by the government.
The public relations representative for WAEC, Ms. Winifred Ampiaw, confirmed this in an interview on July 27, 2023 she claims that the money received so far totals GH10.5 million for the BECE plus GH40 million for the WASSCE.
Pre-examination activities and the actual examinations themselves are covered by the funds allocated. She reassured the populace that the GH55 million total funding received is enough to successfully complete both exams.
According to estimates, this year’s examinations will cost roughly GH18 million for BECE and GH63.5 million for WASSCE, leaving GH7.5 million in remaining money. Ms. Ampiaw informed students, “The resources are in place to administer both exams as scheduled.”
The minority in parliament lately expressed worry that the 2023 WASSCE and BECE may be in jeopardy as a result of the government’s unsuccessful attempt to meet its financial obligations to WAEC.
Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, the Minority Spokesman on Education, emphasized the urgent requirement for more than GH 50 million to satisfy financial obligations and enable a successful organization of the next exams.
As an example of the difficulties experienced by WAEC, he cited the government’s holdup in allocating funds for paying those who offered services during the 2022 WASSCE.
Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, the deputy education minister, refuted the Minority’s assertions by stating that the government is diligently striving to meet the unmet financial needs to assist WAEC in smoothly holding the exams.