How many candidates are writing 2022 WASSCE?

Filed photo of WASSCE students
Filed photo of WASSCE students

Management of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has given a latest update on the conduct of the 2022 West African Senior High Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

According to WAEC, the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022 (Ghana only version), is being administered to four hundred and twenty two thousand, eight hundred and eighty-three (422,883) candidates from 977 schools in Ghana.

The schools are made up of 673 public schools and 304 private schools. The number of public schools that presented candidates for this year’s examination increased from 651 in 2021 to 673 in 2022.

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There was a decrease in the number of private schools that presented candidates for this year’s examination. From 314 in 2021 to decreased to 304 in 2022.

Out of the total number of candidates that registered for this year’s examination, 203,753 are males and 219,130 females.

This indicates a decrease of 5.25% compared to the 2021 entry figure of 446,352.

A total of seven hundred and seventy-five (775) centres are being used for the examination. Sixty (60) Subjects, comprising four (4) core and fifty-six (56) electives were made available to prospective candidates to choose from.

The examination commenced on Monday, 1st August 2022 with the Visual Art Project Work options and will end on 27th September, 2022 with ICT Paper 3 Practical.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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