2021 WASSCE & BECE Date: WASSCE To Be Written In September/October, BECE In November

2021 WASSCE & BECE Date

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has initiated talks with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to reschedule the maiden edition of the 2021 West African Senior Secondary School Examination (WASSCE) and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to take place on September/October 2021 and November 2021 respectively.

The Director-General for GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has noted that this arrangement will help candidates to prepare adequately well to sit and pass their examination.

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“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”, he noted.

“We needed to make provision for marking and release of exam results and reopening so if we decide on October/November, it will be difficult for WAEC to release exams early enough for admissions to take place in January.”

“So, per our calculation, we have proposed September /October, and we noticed that when we use these dates, we would have covered 1,700 hours and will only be short of one-hour contact period which we can always make up for,” he added.

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Proposed Date For WASSCE And BECE
Proposed 2021 WASSCE & BECE Date

From 15th January 2021, children in kindergartenprimary and Junior High school in both private and public schools will go back to school.

All SHS 1 students will start classes from 10th March 2021. It is to be noted that all SHS 1 students will embark on a single-track academic calendar.

SHS 2 and SHS 3 students will however return to school from 18th January 2021.

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