THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL ACCRA
WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (WASSCE) FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES, 2022 – SECOND SERIES
NOTES FOR THE GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES
Please read these instructions carefully before proceeding to register for the examination.
Candidates are required to capture their fingerprints at designated internet cafés prior to the registration.
1. REGISTRATION OF CANDIDATES
Prospective candidates are to follow the steps below to register:
(1) Open the registration website: www.waecgh.org
(2) Select link to WASSCE for Private Candidates.
(3) Click on START REGISTRATION HERE.
(4) Fill in the required security information data, i.e. password, security question, etc.
(5) Fill in your personal information.
(6) Upload your picture. (See Caption 9 for details)
(7) Upload your signature.
(8) Select the subject(s) you intend to write.
(9) Print your voucher and take it to any of the banks listed in Caption 16.
(10) Pay the appropriate fees at the bank.
(11) Proceed to select your preferred Region and Centre (where you wish to take the
examination) on the Registration Portal.
(12) You will use your Invoice Number to access your Index Number and Admission
Notice from mid October, 2022.
NOTE: THAT YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT VALID UNTIL YOU PAY THE
2. DATES FOR THE EXAMINATION
The examination is scheduled to start in 31st October and end on 20th December. The
Timetable may be accessed by downloading it from the registration interface. Candidates
are advised to study the Timetable carefully in order to avoid a clash of subjects.
3. SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES
The schedule for the receipt of entries is as follows:
23rd May – 1st August, 2022, Registration and payment
2nd – 16th August, 2022, Payment for normal registration only
4. CONTACT DETAILS
You may contact any of the Council’s Offices in the list below for further information
(1) GREATER ACCRA REGION
Private Candidates’ Examination Administration Department (PCEAD)
(Examination Loop, near Ridge Hospital)
(2) ASHANTI REGION
The WAEC Branch Office, Kumasi
(Near KTI, Amakom)
(3) WESTERN/WESTERN NORTH REGIONS
The WAEC Branch Office, Sekondi
(Near the Sekondi Anglican Cathedral)
(4) CENTRAL REGION
The WAEC Branch Office, Cape Coast
( Mempeasem; Jukwa Road)
(5) VOLTA/OTI REGIONS
The WAEC Branch Office, Ho
(Opposite Roads and Highways Office)
(6) EASTERN REGION
The WAEC Branch Office, Koforidua
(Old Estate, Nsukwao)
(7) BONO/BONO EAST/ AHAFO REGIONS
The WAEC Branch Office, Sunyani
(Behind Ghana Legion & Municipal Assembly Offices)
(8) NORTHERN/NORTH EAST/ SAVANNAH REGIONS
The WAEC Branch Office, Tamale
(Adjacent to GNAT Hostel)
(9) UPPER EAST REGION
The WAEC Branch Office, Bolgatanga
(SOE Residential Area, near Catering Rest House)
(10) UPPER WEST REGION
The WAEC Branch Office, Wa
(Behind Dept of Feeder Roads, Chako)
5. INDEX NUMBER
Your Index Number will be generated by the Office; you may access it online by mid
October using your Invoice Number.
6. CANDIDATE’S NAME
Candidates should ensure that their names are properly entered.
(1) SURNAME should be entered first, followed by the FIRST NAME and then
OTHER NAME (if any).
(2) Full name should not exceed forty (40) characters.
For example: OBIRI-YEBOAH JONATHAN KWASI should be entered as
O B I R I – Y E B O A H J O N A T H A N K
(3) Candidates with hyphenated names should ensure that the hyphen is appropriately
NB: Candidate’s surname and first name should always be entered in full.
7. DATE OF BIRTH
Candidates should ensure that their correct date of birth is entered. Note that, requests for correction/amendment of date of birth after release of results WILL not be permitted.
8. E-MAIL ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Candidates should ensure that they provide accurate and active e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. The Council will correspond with candidates via the e-mail or telephone numbers provided.
9. SPECIFICATIONS OF PASSPORT-SIZED PHOTOGRAPHS
Passport-sized photographs of candidates must meet the following requirements:
(1) Dimensions: 160 pixels (width) by 200 pixels (length);
(2) Background should be plain white or off-white;
(3) Candidate’s images should be captured without spectacles or sunglasses;
(4) Both ears of candidates must appear;
(5) All features of the face (forehead, eyes, nose, mouth and chin) must appear in the
(6) Image should be centered;
(7) Candidates must look straight into the camera.
Candidates are to personally ensure that their correct photographs are uploaded.
Requests for change of photograph after release of results WILL not be permitted.
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL (WAEC) WILL NOT BEAR THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY WRONG DATA CAPTURED.
10. EXAMINATION CENTRES
The centres for the examination are as listed below:
(1) GREATER ACCRA
(4) WESTERN/WESTERN NORTH
(6) BONO/BONO EAST/ AHAFO
(7) VOLTA/OTI REGIONS
(8) NORTHERN/NORTH EAST/SAVANNAH
(9) UPPER EAST
(10) UPPER WEST
NB: The Council reserves the right to re-direct candidates to other centres if there are not enough entries for any particular centre or if there are more candidates at a centre than can be accommodated there.
11. EXAMINATION SUBJECTS
You are required to select the subjects you wish to register for. Please note that you are allowed a maximum of four core subjects and four elective subjects.
(1) CORE SUBJECTS
(2) ELECTIVE SUBJECTS
Crop Husbandry and
Clerical Office Duties
Principles of Cost
Information & Comm. Tech. (ICT)
Clothing & Textiles
Foods & Nutrition
Christian Religious Studies
West African Traditional Religion
(3) Orals/Practicals/Project Work
Find below the subjects with Oral/Practical/Project work component.
(a) \English Language (Core) (n) *Basketry
(b) \French (o) *Ceramics
(c) \Arabic (p) *Graphic Design
(d) +Music (q) *Jewellery
(e) +Woodwork (r) *Leatherwork
(f) +Metalwork (s) *Picture Making
(g) +Applied Electricity (t) *Sculpture
(h) +Electronics (u) *Textiles
(i) +Auto Mechanics
(k) +Clothing and Textiles
(l) +Foods and Nutrition
(m) +General Knowledge-In-Art
* Subjects with project work component
+Subjects with practical component
\ Subjects with oral component
12. PROJECT/PRACTICAL TESTS /FRENCH ORAL
1. Candidates offering Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Crop Husbandry and Horticulture, Fisheries and Forestry will write the Alternative to Practical tests and will not pay additional fees.
2. Candidates offering subjects under the Technical and Vocational programmes and Music will write the actual practical tests in those subjects.
3. Candidates offering Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Music and Oral French will be notified of the actual dates and time of the Practical/Oral through their mobile phones using Short Message Service (SMS).
13. BARRED CANDIDATES
Barred candidates who register for the examination before the expiration of their sanction will have their registration annulled and fees paid shall be forfeited.
14. REGISTRATION FEES
(1) Subject Fees
The subject fees are as follows:
6 or more subjects … … GH¢570.99
5 subjects … … … GH¢545.50
4 subjects … … … GH¢518.34
3 subjects … … … GH¢487.80
2 subjects … … … GH¢469.11
1 subject … … … GH¢450.44
(2) Fees for Oral/Practical/Project Work
Candidates who offer subjects with oral/practical/project work component will pay additional fees as follows:
GH¢60.00 per subject for Practical Test
GH¢60.00 per subject for Project Work
GH¢45.00 per subject for Oral (English, Arabic and French)
(3) Correction of Entries
After submission of entries, any amendments by candidates during the registration period will attract the following charges:
GH¢100.00 plus Practical/Project Work/Oral fee where applicable
GH₵200.00 for correction of Centre, Name, Date of Birth, Address, Photo or
Substitution of Subject.
For addition of subject(s), the fees are as stated in 15(1) and 15 (2) above.
Entries made after the normal registration period will attract the following:
(a) Late Entry: One and half (1½) times the total entry fee;
(b) Substitution of Subject(s): One and half (1½) times the subject(s) fee indicated in 15(1) and 15(2) above;
(c) Addition of Subject(s): Twice the subject(s) fee indicated in 15(1) and 15(2) above;
(d) Correction of name, date of birth, address, or signature: GH¢200.00.
(5) Provision of kit for examination
Each candidate will be provided with a kit comprising non-programmable calculator, mathematical set and time piece.
15. LIST OF DESIGNATED BANKS
Candidates may pay their registration fees at any branch of the following banks:
(1) Prudential Bank (GH) Limited
(2) Zenith Bank (GH) Limited
(3) Bank of Africa (GH) Limited
(4) United Bank of Africa (UBA)
(5) Ecobank (GH) Limited
(6) Access Bank
(7) FBN Bank (GH) Limited
(8) Consolidated Bank (GH) Limited
(9) Agriculture Development Bank (ADB)
The registration shall become valid only after the requisite fee has been paid and the appropriate receipt obtained by the candidate at the bank.
16. REFUND OF FEES
The West African Examinations Council, (WAEC), does NOT undertake to refund fees paid for its services. However, if notice of withdrawal of candidature is received early, consideration may be given for the refund of fee paid, solely at the discretion of the Council.
17. REQUEST FOR RE-MARKING
Requests for remarking received 60 days after the release of final results would not be considered. Any candidate who makes a request for remarking will be required to pay the appropriate fee.
18. CANDIDATES WITH SPECIAL ASSESSMENT NEEDS
Candidates with special assessment needs (example: physically challenged, visually impaired and hearing impaired) who are duly registered for the examination should:
(i) Write officially to Council stating type of disability
(ii) Form of Assistance required
(iii) All such requests should be accompanied by valid medical report.
20. ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES
Certificates would be issued to candidates upon request after release of results. Requests for Addition and Rearrangement of names after printing of certificate would not be permitted.
HEAD OF NATIONAL OFFICE
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, ACCRA WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES
DIRECTIONS TO CANDIDATES
1. You are expected to be seated 30 minutes before the start of a paper. Candidates, who report after work has started, would not be admitted into the examination hall.
2. If you arrive after the start of the paper, you will not be allowed to write the examination. A candidate is deemed to be late after the Supervisor has issued the order to start work.
3. Note that you will be required to go through biometric verification (identification of candidates by their finger prints).
4. Read very carefully the general directions given at the front cover page of the question paper. You will not gain extra marks if you answer more than the number of questions you are required to answer. Much time may be wasted in writing down information not asked for.
5. Each candidate will be provided with a customized kit comprising non-programmable calculator, mathematical set and time piece for the examination. For this reason no candidate is allowed to bring these items into the examination hall.
6. Candidates offering Art or Geometrical/Building/Mechanical Drawing or Typewriting, must bring their own drawing boards or drawing instruments or typewriter to the examination hall.
7. If you decide to leave the examination room before the end of the period allotted to the paper, you must not take your question paper away with you; you must hand it over with your script to the Supervisor. You may, however, return at the end of the test to collect your question paper.
8. As soon as you are told that time is up, ensure that your answer booklet has your full name and index number written on it. Wait until your script has been collected before you leave the examination hall.
9. Candidates whose examination results have been cancelled for resorting to dishonest means may be refused re-entry to future examinations.
10. Candidates must ensure that there are no marks or inscriptions on their Admission Notices.
11. It is the responsibility of candidates to check inside and around their desks for notes, books, pieces of paper or any foreign materials before sitting at their desks to write the paper.
12. Under no circumstances should any candidate take a Mobile Phone/Smart watch or any electronic communication devices into the examination room. The punishment for bringing any such gadget into the examination room is the cancellation of the candidate’s entire results.
13. Candidates should not take any used or unused answer booklets out of the Examination Room.
Candidates disregarding this caution would be severely punished.
14. Candidates guilty of disorderly conduct or causing disturbance in or near the Examination Room are liable to be expelled from the examination.
15. The Council reserves the right to cancel the results of candidates if it believes that they have been involved in irregularities before, during or after the examination.
16. It is a criminal offence punishable by law to engage in any examination malpractice (WAEC Law, Act 719 (2006)). You are hereby requested to comport yourself strictly in accordance with the regulations bearing in mind that in addition to having your examination results cancelled you may be prosecuted in court.
17. Do not use correcting fluid to clean name or index number. The use of correcting fluid (tipex) is not allowed.
18. No amendment of date of birth will be allowed after release of results. All requests for amendment of any information on bio-data will only be considered during the registration and before the conduct of the examination. Under no circumstance, will Council consider correction of error of any kind after certificates have been printed.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING OBJECTIVE TEST PAPERS
These instructions should be carefully followed by candidates taking objective tests.
19. You must use only the pencils supplied by WAEC. You are required to bring a pencil
sharpener, an eraser and a ruler.
20. You must write your full index number and name on the question paper.
21. The answer sheets are pre-printed with candidates’ names, index numbers and test codes.
You should make sure that you have the correct answer sheet which bears your own index
number and name. You are required to re-shade the machine shading of your index number
and test code within the limits of the spaces provided.
22. All index numbers and answers must be shaded in pencil. Biros, ball pens or Fountain pens
must NOT be used under any circumstance to shade index numbers and answers. The scoring
machine can only read pencil marks; it is therefore necessary that you use only PENCIL in
shading your index number and answers.
23. To record your index number, you must shade carefully the spaces provided for index
number. An example has been given on the cover of each question paper and this must be
closely followed. The shading should cover the full width and length of the response position.
The objective answer sheets are pre-printed with candidates’ names and index numbers;
24. Answer spaces must be shaded as shown below for C.
=A= =B= =C= =D= =E=
Note that the answer space has been shaded completely; note also that the shading does not
continue beyond the two lines. Failure to shade the answer space as shown may result in loss
of marks. “No mark should extend more than one-sixteenth of an inch beyond the edges or
ends of the marked positions”.
25. You must shade ONE AND ONLY ONE answer-space for each question. Candidates should
note that marking two responses to one question automatically denies them any score for the
question. Therefore if you shade an answer-space in error, erase the wrong shading
completely and shade the correct answer-space. If a candidate makes a poor erasure and
substitutes a new answer, there is the danger that the computer will read the erasure as a mark
and give no score.
26. Under NO circumstance must the objective answer sheet be folded or crumpled or damaged.
The computer will reject such answer sheets.
27. Candidates are further asked to note that since the West African Examinations Council
processes over three million answer sheets per year, it is quite impossible for each one to be
given individual human scrutiny. It is, therefore, the clear responsibility of the candidate to
complete his Objective Answer Sheet exactly as described in these instructions.
SPECIAL WARNING ON STARTING AND ENDING A PAPER
28. When question papers are given out, no candidate should start work before the order to start is given. Furthermore, when the order “stop work!” is given, candidates should immediately put down their pens or pencils. Any candidate found working before the order is given to start work or order to stop work is given, will be deemed/considered as having committed an irregularity and will be penalized accordingly.
SPECIAL WARNING ON CENTRE ARRANGEMENT
29. Candidates must present their Admission Notices at the Centre assigned to them. Candidates who do not present their Admission Notices will not be allowed to write the examination.
30. Candidates must write the examination only at centres assigned to them by WAEC. Candidates who write the examination at centres not assigned them will not get their result(s) processed.
SPECIAL WARNING ON MOBILE PHONES
31. Under no circumstance should mobile phones be brought into the examination hall. Where a candidate is found with a mobile phone or any other electronic communication device in the examination hall, the entire results of the candidate shall be withheld pending the cancellation of his/her entire results by the appropriate Committee of Council.
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR DEALING WITH CASES OF IRREGULARITY AT THE COUNCIL’S EXAMINATIONS
Check Appendix A for the rules on the above.
HEAD OF NATIONAL OFFICE
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR DEALING WITH CASES OF IRREGULARITY AT THE COUNCIL’S EXAMINATIONS
1. BRINGING IN FOREIGN MATERIAL
(1) Where a candidate is found in the examination hall with notes, textbooks, prepared materials or any other printed materials, the candidate’s entire results in the examination shall be withheld pending the cancellation of result of the subject involved by the appropriate Committee of Council.
(2) Where a candidate is found in the examination hall with a blank piece of paper or any other material not covered under 1(1) above, (except mobile phone or any electronic communication device) the entire results of the candidate shall be withheld pending the cancellation of the subject involved by the appointment committee of Council.
(3) Where a candidate is found with a programmable calculator in the examination hall, the entire results of the candidate shall be withheld pending the cancellation of the result of the subject involved.
(4) Where a candidate is found with a mobile phone or any other electronic communication device in the examination hall, the entire results of the candidate shall be withheld pending the cancellation of his/her entire results by the appropriate Committee of Council.
2. IRREGULAR ACTIVITIES INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE EXAMINATION HALL
(1) Where a candidate is apprehended for offence(s) such as those listed below inside or outside the examination hall, the candidate’s result in the entire examination shall be withheld pending cancellation of the entire results by the appropriate Committee of Council:
(a) stealing, covering or misappropriating the script(s) of other candidates
(b) substituting worked scripts during or after the examination
(c) seeking or receiving help from non-candidate(s) such as Invigilator(s), Supervisor(s), Teacher(s) or other personalities during the examination.
(2) Where the person giving help is not a candidate for the examination in session but a prospective candidate, he/she shall be barred from taking any examination conducted by the Council for one year and will also be reported to the appropriate authority for disciplinary action to be taken against him/her. In addition to the above action, the candidate’s entire results shall be withheld pending cancellation by the appropriate Committee of Council.
(3) Where a candidate is apprehended for offence(s) such as those listed below inside or outside the examination hall, the candidate’s entire results shall be withheld pending cancellation of the results of the subject involved by the appropriate Committee of Council:
(a) tearing part of the question paper or answer booklet during the examination.
(b) refusing to submit worked scripts to the Supervisor after the examination.
(c) starting to write an examination before commencement of work is officially announced
OR continuing to write after official orders have been given for candidates to stop work.
(d) other irregular activities within the immediate precincts of the examination hall before,
during or after the examination.
(1) Where a candidate is caught during the examination passing notes for help from other candidate(s), receiving or giving assistance, talking with or colluding in any manner with another candidate(s), the entire results of the candidate(s)involved shall be withheld pending the cancellation of his/her/their result(s’) for the subject involved by the appropriate Committee of Council.
(2) Where cases of cheating are detected in script(s) and/or otherwise established in one paper, the result of the subject for the candidate(s) involved shall be cancelled. Where a candidate is proved to have cheated in more than one paper/subject, his/her results in those subjects shall be cancelled.
Where a person is caught impersonating a candidate, he/she shall be handed over to the police for prosecution. The entire results of the person being impersonated and those of the impersonator, if he/she is also a candidate for any WAEC examination, shall be withheld, pending, cancellation by the appropriate Committee of Council. Both the impersonator and the impersonated shall be barred from taking any examination conducted by the Council for a period of not less than two years.
The Council also reserves the right to publish the names of persons so barred.
(1) Where cases of leakage are established at a centre, the entire results of the candidates offering the subject(s) involved at the centre shall be withheld.
(2) Candidates proved to have been involved in the leakage shall have their entire results cancelled by the appropriate Committee of Council.
(3) Where it is established that the school authorities condoned, connived with, and/or encouraged the leakage, the entire results of all candidates at the centre shall be withheld pending cancellation of the entire results by the appropriate Committee of Council. In addition, the centre shall be de-recognized in accordance with Rule 6 below.
6. MASS CHEATING
(1) Where more than half of the candidates for a subject at a centre are involved in collusion or other forms of examination malpractice, this shall be regarded as mass cheating.
(2) Where mass cheating in a subject at a centre is established, the entire results of the candidates at the centre shall be withheld pending cancellation of the results of the subject for those confirmed to have cheated.
(3) Where mass cheating has been established the following shall apply:
In cases of schools, a report shall be made to the Ministry of Education or the appropriate Board for disciplinary action to be taken against the person(s) responsible and the School shall be de-recognized for a period not less than one year. In the case of public centres, the Council shall take appropriate action.
(4) A school shall be de-recognized for a stated period if mass cheating is established in more than one paper/subject.
(5) De-recognition implies that the school authority can no longer organize or manage the school as a school centre, although the Council or its agent may use the physical facilities of the school for the purpose of the examinations. The School may be allowed to present its students as School Candidates, but the conduct of the whole examination (Practical and theory) shall be the responsibility of Council.
The School concerned shall pay prescribed extra fees as extra for the supervision and invigilation of the examination before the examination begins.
(6) Notwithstanding items (6) (3)(a) and 6(4) above, recognition may be restored upon a written assurance from the administering authority of the school that the necessary requirements have been met. Such assurance shall contain details of measures being taken to ensure the satisfactory conduct of the examination, and those which shall be put in place, subject to acceptance by the Council. Recognition, however, will only be restored after at least one year of de-recognition.
7. INSULT/ASSAULT ON SUPERVISORS/INVIGILATORS/INSPECTORS
(1) Where a candidate insults or assaults a Supervisor/Invigilator in the lawful performance of his/her duties inside or outside the examination hall, or in any other way disturbs the conduct of the examination, the entire results of the candidate shall be withheld pending cancellation of the entire results by the appropriate Committee of Council. The candidate shall also be barred from taking any examination conducted by the Council for a period of not less than two years. In addition, he/she may be handed over to the police for prosecution.
(2) Where a candidate brings into the examination hall or uses anything including chemical substance with intent to cause injury, temporary or permanent incapacity to any authorized person in the examination hall including other candidates, the results of the candidate shall be withheld pending the cancellation of the entire results by the appropriate Committee of Council. In addition, the candidate shall be barred for a period of not less than two years from taking any examination conducted by the Council.
(3) Contravention of Rule 7(1) and 7(2) shall not preclude legal action being taken against the candidate by the Council or the individual(s) concerned.
8. CONTRAVENTION OF INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
(1) Where a candidate, in contravention of the instructions to candidates, writes with pencil instead of ink or shades with ink instead of pencil, his/her entire results shall be withheld pending cancellation of his/her results for the subject concerned by the appropriate Committee of Council.
(2) Where a candidate fails to complete the cover page of his/her answer booklet as specified in the instructions, his/her entire results shall be withheld pending cancellation of his/her results for the subject concerned by the appropriate Committee of Council.
9. MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS
Where a candidate is involved in multiple registrations for the same diet of examination, his/her entire results shall be withheld pending cancellation of his/her entire results by the appropriate Committee of the Council.
10. NEW CASES
As a new cases arise which are covered by the above rules, the appropriate Committee of Council shall take necessary action.
These rules shall be subject to review as and when necessary.
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