A Deputy Ranking Member of the Education Committee of Parliament, Dr. Clement Apaak, has asked the government to pay its indebtedness to the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Examiners are still waiting for their remuneration after fulfilling their duties and releasing results.
The issue is a recurring one, prompting them to call for a change in the current system.
The examiners lamented that although the results have been released, they continue to await their rightful compensation.
Reacting to the story of examiners in the Bono Region fuming over repeated delays in receiving their compensation for marking the 2023 West African Examinations Certificate Examination (WASSCE), the MP for Builsa South described the situation as unfortunate.
According to him, when WAEC appeared before the Education Committee last year, it emerged that the government owed it GHC 136 million.
He noted that members of the NDC on the committee raised concerns during the debate about adopting the committee’s report, and yet, nothing has been done about it.
He said WAEC is unable to pay the examiners because of the indebtedness the government has refused to clear.
He wrote “WAEC is unable to pay the examiners because government owes WAEC ghc 136 million. This came up when WAEC appeared before the Education Committee late last year to defend its budget estimates. We, on the NDC side, raised this matter during the debate to adopt our committee’s report on the budget estimates. We urged government then and urge government now to clear its indebtedness to WAEC.”
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana