THE WEST African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it is expecting the Government to release some funds for the marking and release of results for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).
The Head of Public Affairs of WAEC, Mr John K. Kapi told journalists that the early release of the money would facilitate the processes.
He said the Government had given WAEC GH¢10.5million to start with the BECE adding, “that is what we have used for the examination.
"Now that the examination is over, we expect the release of some monies to be able to go through the marking process and the release of the results.”
Mr Kabi said the Council had met with the Minister of Education on September 25, 2023, and he (Minister) indicated that the Ministry was aware that the money released to the Council was going to be inadequate for the entire process, so he had instructed the Chief Director to work towards the release of more funds but no money has hit their accounts.
Mr Kapi said between Wednesday October 4 -7, 2023, the coordination with examiners would be over and marking would begin on Monday October 9, 2023.
The head of Public Affairs said the Council had in excess 22,000 examiners to pay.
Mr Kapi said the release of the results was dependent on the release of funds by the Government.