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Candidates for the 2022 WASSCE total 422,883

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Candidates for the 2022 WASSCE total 422,883


The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates will be taken this year by 422,883 senior high school (SHS) students nationwide.


203,753 men and 219,130 women will take the exam, which gets underway with the practical session today, August 1.


673 public schools and 304 private schools out of 977 total will administer the test. There will be 775 supervisors working there.


The Ashanti Region will have the most candidates, at 104,334, according to data from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) provided to the Daily Graphic.


They consist of 53,469 females and 50,865 males.


They consist of 53,469 females and 50,865 males.


Following the Ashanti Region are the Bono, Ahafo, and Bono East areas, with a total of 60,199 candidates, including 28,289 men and 31,910 women.


The Eastern Region is submitting 59,868 candidates for the exam, 27,911 of them are male and 31,957 of whom are female.


A total of 48,477 candidates from the Central Region will take the exam, followed by 48,477 candidates from the Greater Accra Region (19,660 men and 22,301 females), for a total of 41,961 candidates.




34,087 candidates from the Volta and Oti regions will write the test jointly (17,126 males and 16,961 females).


In addition, 28,485 applicants from the Western and Western North areas will participate in the WASSCE for School Candidates, with 13,031 men and 15,454 women.


The test will be administered to 23,815 individuals (13,115 men and 10,700 women) in the North, North East, and Savannah regions.


There will be 13,874 candidates from the Upper East Region (6,920 men and 6,954 women), and 7,783 from the Upper West Region (4,083 males and 3,700 females).


Ghana only


It must be emphasized that Ghana will be the only country writing the WASSCE for school candidates this year as all other WAEC members have previously taken the test.


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