The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says its attention has been drawn to advertisements by some remedial and ‘virtual’ schools promising to register candidates for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
It said the WASSCE for school candidates “is made available to only students who are in recognised public/private schools, and have gone through three years of senior high school (SHS) education. This examination has a 30 per cent continuous assessment component”.
“Persons who register through these remedial/virtual schools do so at their own risk as the council will match the data of all candidates who are registered for the WASSCE for school candidates, 2020 with existing information in its database,” a statement issued and signed by the Public Affairs Officer of WAEC, Ms Winifred Ampiaw, said.
It said candidates who were not bona fide students of recognised public/private SHSs were regarded as unqualified candidates and would, therefore, have their registration nullified.