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WASSCE SCHOOL



THE WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (WASSCE)

Introduction

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is administered to school candidates in the third year of Senior High School and to private candidates. The examination is for both selection to tertiary institutions and for certification.

Dates of the Examination

The examination is conducted twice a year - May / June for school candidates only and in September / October for private candidates.

Entry Procedure

School Candidates

The entry period is September to November and it lasts for six weeks. School authorities are expected to register their candidates and upload their entry data on- line. Continuous Assessment Scores are however received from the schools on CDs. Other details of the entry procedure are provided in Notes for the Guidance of Schools which are supplied together with the entry documents. The completed entry documents, together with evidence of payment of registration fees at a designated bank are expected to be submitted to the Council’s Office located in the region of the school.

Private Candidates

The entry period is from February to May. Registration is strictly online for private candidates. Candidates can obtain more information on how to register for the examination at www.waecgh.org

Subjects for the examination

The following subjects are available for the examination.

SCHOOL CANDIDATES

The Core Subjects for the examination are:

  • English Language
  • Integrated Science
  • Mathematics (Core)
  • Social Studies

In addition to the Core Subjects, each candidate must choose ONE of the Options under ONE of the Programmes and must enter and sit for THREE or FOUR Elective Subjects from the Option of his/her choice.

The Programmes, the Options available under them and the Elective Subjects in each option are as follows:

Agricultural Programme

  • General Agriculture

One of the following:

  • Animal Husbandry
  • Crop Husbandry and Horticulture
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry

One or Two of the following:

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics (Elective)
  • Geography
  • French OR Music
  • ICT (Elective)

Business Programme

This Programme has two options – Accounting and Secretarial

(a) Accounting Option

  • Business Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Any one of or two of the following
  • Principles of Cost Accounting
  • French OR Music
  • Economics
  • Mathematics (Elective)
  • ICT (Elective)

 

(b) Secretarial Option

  • Typewriting (40wpm)
  • Business Management
  • Any one or two of the following
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Cost Accounting
  • Clerical Office Duties
  • French OR Music
  • Economics
  • Literature in English
  • ICT (Elective)



(3) Technical Programme

  • Technical Drawing

Two or three of the following:

  • Applied Electricity
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Building Construction
  • Electronics
  • Metalwork
  • Woodwork
  • ICT (Elective)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French

 

Vocational Programme

This Programme has two options – Home Economics and Visual Arts

(a) Home Economics Option

  • Management-In-Living

One of the following:

  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Foods and Nutrition

One of the following:

  • General Knowledge-In-Art
  • Textiles
  • French or Music
  • Economics

One of the following:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics (Elective)
  • ICT (Elective)

(b) Visual Arts Option

  • General Knowledge-In-Art

One of the following:

  • Graphic Design
  • Picture Making

One of the following:

  • Basketry
  • Ceramics
  • Jewellery
  • Leatherwork
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles

In addition, any one of the following subjects may be selected:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics (Elective)
  • French
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Literature-in English
  • ICT (Elective)

General Programme

This Programme has two options – General Arts and General Science

(a) General Arts Option

Candidates must enter Three or Four of the following:

  • Christian Religious Studies
  • Literature – In – English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • Literature-in English
  • Islamic Religious Studies
  • West Africa Traditional Religion
  • Economics
  • Mathematics (Elective)
  • ICT (Elective)
  • Languages 

One of the following:

  • French
  • Dagaare
  • Dagbani
  • Dangme
  • Ewe
  • Ga
  • Gonja
  • Kasem
  • Nzema
  • Twi (Akuapem)
  • Twi (Asante)

(b) General Science

  • Mathematics (Elective)

Two or three of the following

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French OR Music
  • Geography
  • General Agriculture
  • ICT (Elective)

 

Release of Results

The results of the examination are released in July to enable successful and qualified candidates enter tertiary institutions at the beginning of the academic year. The results lists are sent to the participating schools. Candidates can also check their results online with an access card at www.waecgh.org.

Review of Scripts

Scripts are kept for three months after release of results before they are finally destroyed. During this time, review of scripts for a fee is allowed and this is done at the instance of the Head of school or an accredited representative of the school since the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school candidates is a school-based examination. The Council by policy does not undertake review of scripts at the instance of candidates, parents, guardians, or persons claiming to act “in loco parentis”

Certificates

Certificates are sent to the schools for collection by individual candidates. Certificates are produced once, and so certificates which get lost or damaged after collection are not replaced.

Confirmation of Results

Candidates who lose their certificates may confirm their results to prospective employers and educational institutions.

Attestation of Results

Candidates who lose their certificates may also request for attestation of their results.
Further details on the examination may be obtained from the Senior Deputy Registrar/ Head of Test Development Division, Telephone Numbers: +233-302-208201-9 and Senior Deputy Registrar/Head of Test Administration Division, Telephone Numbers: +233-302-208201-9 or info@waecgh.org

THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, ACCRA
WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION,
FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES
ENTRY FIGURES BY REGION ----2019
S/N REGION MALE CANDIDATES FEMALE CANDIDATES TOTAL CANDIDATES
1 Greater Accra 17,730 19,401 37,131
2 Eastern 23,024 25,353 48,377
3 Central 18,004 19,856 37,860
4 Western 10,796 12,396 23,192
5 Ashanti 40,977 41,424 82,401
6 Brong Ahafo 22,176 22,521 44,697
7 Volta 13,370 12,375 25,745
8 Northern 13,702 11,224 24,926
9 Upper East 6,718 6,656 13,374
10 Upper West 4,356 4,016 8,372
11 Togo 14 9 23
GRAND TOTAL 170,867 175,231 346,098
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, ACCRA
WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION,
FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES
ENTRY FIGURES BY REGION ----2017
S/N REGION MALE CANDIDATES FEMALE CANDIDATES TOTAL CANDIDATES
1 Greater Accra 15,583 15,472 31,055
2 Eastern 19,862 21,855 41,717
3 Central 15,350 15,195 30,545
4 Western 9,409 10,077 19,486
5 Ashanti 34,198 33,315 67,513
6 Brong Ahafo 14,921 13,761 28,682
7 Volta 12,299 10,843 23,142
8 Northern 14,724 10,909 25,633
9 Upper East 6,625 6,444 13,069
10 Upper West 4,621 3,735 8,356
11 Togo 5 4 9
GRAND TOTAL 147,597 141,610 289,207
Participating Schools : 916
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, ACCRA
WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION,
FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES
ENTRY FIGURES BY REGION ----2016
S/N REGION MALE CANDIDATES FEMALE CANDIDATES TOTAL CANDIDATES
1 Greater Accra 14,448 14,331 28,779
2 Eastern 19,935 20,748 40,683
3 Central 14,856 14,615 29,471
4 Western 9,245 9,527 18,772
5 Ashanti 31,286 30,839 62,125
6 Brong Ahafo 13,114 11,717 24,831
7 Volta 12,142 10,361 22,503
8 Northern 14,976 10,531 25,508
9 Upper East 6,732 6,279 13,011
10 Upper West 4,787 3,786 8,573
11 Togo 3 4 7
GRAND TOTAL 147,597 141,610 274,263
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, ACCRA
WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION,
FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES
ENTRY FIGURES BY REGION ----2015
S/N REGION MALE CANDIDATES FEMALE CANDIDATES TOTAL CANDIDATES
1 Greater Accra 13,884 14,116 28,000
2 Eastern 19,814 20,007 39,821
3 Central 14,530 13,782 28,312
4 Western 9,201 9,354 18,555
5 Ashanti 31,701 30,771 62,472
6 Brong Ahafo 14,055 12,620 26,675
7 Volta 12,505 10,475 22,980
8 Northern 14,053 9,271 23,324
9 Upper East 6,101 5,471 11,572
10 Upper West 3,999 3,061 7,060
GRAND TOTAL 139,843 128,928 268,771
Participating Schools : 868
Examination Centres: 866
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, ACCRA
WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION,
FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES
2014 STATISTICS
S/N REGION MALE CANDIDATES FEMALE CANDIDATES TOTAL CANDIDATES
1 Greater Accra 13,768 13,436 27,204
2 Eastern 17,694 18,088 35,782
3 Central 13,265 12,502 25,767
4 Western 8,154 7,887 16,041
5 Ashanti 31,960 30,462 62,422
6 Brong Ahafo 12,110 10,452 22,562
7 Volta 11,441 9,462 20,903
8 Northern 10,893 6,951 17,844
9 Upper East 4,688 4,076 8,764
10 Upper West 2,946 1,922 4,868
GRAND TOTAL 126,919 115,238 242,157
Participating Schools : 809
Supervisors: 809
ENTRY STATISTICS FOR THE WASSCE (2007-2014)
YEAR CANDIDATURE MAY/JUNE WASSCE CANDIDATURE NOV/DEC WASSCE
2007 134,031 95,280
2008 136,936 128,738
2009 157,998 142,849
2010 - 134,612
2011 149,175 138,790
2012 174,385 176,618
2013 409,832 146,426
2014 242,157