The Ghana Education Service has disclosed it’s plans of changing the examination dates for West African Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
This was revealed by the Director-General of the GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwaon Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday.
According to him, they are considering Changing the date of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for WASSCE from April/May to September/October.
For this is to help students prepare well for their exams.
It has also recommended that the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) should take place in November.
“Per our arrangements, we expect that the next exams will be written in September/October, and we have already started discussions with WAEC on that”.
Prof. Opoku Amankwa indicated that per the proposed dates, the students would have covered 1,700 hours” and will only be short of one-hour contact period which we can always make up for”.
Professor Opoku Amankwa also expressed optimism that the exit examination time tables would revert to their normal dates by 2023.
“Looking into the future, WASSCE will be held in July/August and BECE in September for 2022. In 2023, WASSCE will then come back to our normal date which is May/June and then BECE will follow suit.