Committee Structure of the Council

The West African Examinations Council operates along a committee structure, which is very unique and is one of its greatest strengths.

This structure is made up of several International Committees as well as strong National ones in each country. The committee structure makes it possible for each member country to participate fully at all levels in the work of Council. The structure makes it possible for each member country to participate fully at all levels in the work of the Council. The members of the various committees are drawn largely from educational institutions in the member countries.

(1) International Committees

The International Committees deliberate upon matters affecting all member countries and co-ordinate and harmonize national views in determining policies affecting the Council as a whole.

(2) National Committees

National Committees deal with matters relating mainly to their respective countries and serve as fora for the articulation of national views on issues affecting the policy of the Council as a whole.

 2.1 GHANA NATIONAL COMMITTEE

The Ghana National Committee is the highest Committee of Council in each member country and is broad-based so that all necessary interests are represented and its functions made comprehensive.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP

i. Members nominated by Government                                                         .....4 
ii. Members representing Universities ......6 
iii. Representatives of the Conference of Heads of Assisted 
       Secondary Schools
 .....5
iv. Members nominated by the Director-General, Ghana Education Service  .....3
v. Representatives of the Ghana National Association of Teachers  .....2
vi. Representatives of the Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education ......2 
vii. Representative of the Ministry of Finance  .....1
viii. Representative of the Conference of Managers of Church Education Units  .....1
ix. Representative of the School of Continuing and Distance Education ......1 
xi. Representative of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry ......1 
xii. Representative of the National Board for Professional and Technical 
       Examinations 
 .....1
xiii. Representative of the Public Services Commission  ......1 
xiv. Representative of Private Second Cycle Schools  ......1
xv. Representative of the Conference of Rectors of Technical Universities/
        Polytechnics 
 .....1
xvi. Representative of the Association of Principals of Technical Institutes  ......1 
xvii. The Director, Secondary Education Division, G.E.S. ......1 
xviii. Representative, National Teaching Council  ......1 
xix. The Director, Basic Education, G.E.S.   ......1 
xx. The Executive Secretary, National Council for Curriculum & Assessment  ......1 
xxi. The Director, Technical/Vocational Education Division, G.E.S.  ......1 
xxii. The Executive Secretary, National Inspectorate Board  ......1 
xxiii. The Director, National Service Secretariat  ......1 
xxiv. The Registrar, The West African Examinations Council  ......1 
xxv. Head of National Office  .....1 

2.2 GHANA APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

2.3 THE GHANA ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

2.4 GHANA EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE

2.5 FINAL AWARDS AND EXAMINERS' APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE
      FOR THE BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION

2.6 GHANA BUSINESS  EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

The Headquarters

The Headquarters of the Council has supporting Offices in each of the five member countries. Working directly with the Registrar at the Headquarters are the Heads of Departments in Accra who assist in co-ordinating the work of all the Offices.

National Offices

The Council has an office in each member country with a Head of Office and supporting staff that are normally nationals of the country.

Each National Office is responsible for:

• Developing syllabuses and tests for its national examinations;

• Planning, administering and processing of the various examinations held in the country;

• Ensuring that the decisions of Council and its appropriate Committees are implanted in the country.


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