Are WASSCE scripts from top schools marked the same as those from deprived schools?

myshsrank * November 2, 2020 * 26

Yes. The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) trains all examiners nationwide to use the West African Senior School Certificate Examination marking schemes in the same way during the script marking process.

To ensure a fair marking of candidates papers, the scripts are allocated randomly to the examiners with no school name of the docket containing the answer sheet or answer booklets of the prospective candidates.

Furthermore, scripts are swapped from one region to another. This means WASSCE papers from the Ashanti Region are sent to maybe Northern Region and vice versa for the other regions.


Examiners who teach in deprived schools may thus mark papers from top schools and vice versa. But, the scripts must be marked according to the agreed standard using the marking schemes and under the surveillance of Chief Examiners and Team Leaders.

A WAEC official in an interview monitored by disclosed the results of candidates who sat for the 2020 WASSCE for School Candidates will be released within 61 days after the conduct of the last paper.

Source: myshsrank

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