A Deputy Ranking Member of the Education Committee of Parliament, Dr. Clement Apaak, has revealed that the government’s indebtedness to the West African Examination Council is rendering it ineffective.
He said the grading of the Basic School Certificate Examination and the West African Senior High School Certificate Examinations will be delayed over the government’s failure to release funds to the Council.
He warned that the grading would be delayed if WAEC failed to pay the arrears immediately.
In a tweet on X (formerly Twitter), the MP said he got wind of the information through deep-throat sources.
He claims that if WAEC hires those responsible for grading the papers, it will struggle to meet its financial obligations.
“Gov’t owes WAEC 33M for BECE and WASSCE 2022. According to deep throat sources, if gov’t fails to pay the 33M arrears immediately, it could result in delays in grading BECE and WASSCE 2023 as WAEC will struggle to meet its obligations to those engaged to grade the papers,” the tweet read.