29,692 candidates to write WASSCE in Western Region



Sekondi (W/R), April 9, GNA – A total of 29,692 candidates are writing this year’s West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the Western Region.

The Sekondi Controller of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr Patrick Sumailar Wayoe, told the Ghana News Agency in Sekondi on Tuesday that the candidates comprise 15,848 males and 13,844 females.

He said there are 49 Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Region that would serve as examination centres for candidates from both the public and private SHS.

He said there are more than 100 supervisors and invigilators that would supervise the examination in all the centres.

Mr Wayoe noted that the region had not encountered any challenges.

He said the examination would end on May 17.
A total of 409,747 candidates are writing the WASSCE across the country with candidates from 724 public and private SHS.

This year’s examination would involve the highest number of candidates from the two batches of final year SHS students.

They include the last batch of four-year SHS students under the 2007 educational reform policy and the first batch of the three-year SHS students following the reversal of the duration of SHS from four to three years in 2010.