WAEC Awaits Arrears Remainder From Gov’t Ahead of 2024 BECE

The West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) is awaiting the arrangements for the payment of their remaining arrears owed by the government of Ghana.

According to the Council, the government has made a payment of GHC55 million with arrangements in place to pay the remaining amount.

“The Council has so far received 55,873,698.87 from the government. Arrangements are being made for the release of the remainder of the examination fees,” the Council said at a press conference on July 5, 2024, three days to the commencement of the exam.

The government owed the Council some GH¢95.83 million before the payment of GHC55 million which raised doubt about the conduct of the exam this year.

Last week in Parliament, the Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh announced the government had paid GH¢80 million, an assertion that was later debunked by the WAEC.

The examination will be sat by 569,095 school candidates made up of 282,648 males and 286,447 females from 19,506 participating schools and 1,366 private candidates comprising 735 males and 631 females registered for the examination.

The exam will begin on Monday, July 8, 2024, and end on July 15, 2024.


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