Nov/Dec Registration 2015
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL
CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (WASSCE)
NOTES FOR THE GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES
Please read these instructions carefully before proceeding to register for the examination.
Registration for the examination is Biometric and online for all candidates.
A. BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION
Candidates are required to capture their fingerprints at designated internet cafes to
commence registration. The lists of designated internet cafes can be obtained on the WAEC website, www.waecgh.org
B. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WEBSITE FOR THE ONLINE
REGISTRATION IS: www.waecgh.org
Open the registration website.
Select link to November/December WASSCE.
Click on START REGISTRATION HERE.
Fill in the required security information data, i.e. password, security question, etc.
Fill in your personal information.
Upload your picture. (See 7 for details)
Upload your signature.
Select your Region and then Centre where you wish to take the examination.
Select the subject(s) you intend to write.
Print your voucher and send to any of the banks listed in 13.
Pay the appropriate fees at the bank or by visa card ONLINE.
You will use your PIN/Invoice Number to access your Index Number and Admission Notice from 5th August 2015.
NOTE THAT YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT VALID TILL YOU PAY THE REQUISTE FEE(S).
The November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examination is open to private candidates.
2. DATES FOR THE EXAMINATION
The examination will start on Friday 14th August and end on Thursday 8th October, 2015. Access the Timetable by clicking on the Timetable icon on the website. Carefully study it for your guidance in the choice of subjects.
NOTE: English Language 3 (Oral) will be written on Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 at 8.30a.m.
3. ENTRY PERIOD AND SUBMISSION OF ENTRY DOCUMENTS
The schedule for the acceptance of entries is as below:
10th February – 30th April 2015(16.00 GMT)…Normal registration and payment
1st – 31st May 2015……………………………Penalty registration and payment
3.1 You may contact us at any of our Offices listed below:
(1) GREATER ACCRA REGION
Private Candidates’ Examination Administration Department (PCEAD)
(2) ASHANTI REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Kumasi
(3) WESTERN REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Sekondi
(4) CENTRAL REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Cape Coast
(5) VOLTA REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Ho
(6) EASTERN REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Koforidua
(7) BRONG AHAFO REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Sunyani
(8) NORTHERN REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Tamale
(9) UPPER EAST REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Bolgatanga
(10) UPPER WEST REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Wa
4. INDEX NUMBER
Your 10-digit Index Number will be generated by the office and may be accessed on- line from 4th August 2015 using your Invoice Number.
5. CANDIDATE’S NAME
Candidates should ensure that their names are properly entered.
(1) SURNAME should be entered first, followed by the FIRST NAME and then the MIDDLE NAME (if any).
(2) Full name should not exceed thirty (30) characters.
For example: OBIRI-YEBOAH JONATHAN KWASI should be entered as
(3) Candidates with hyphenated names should ensure that the hyphen is properly indicated.
NB: Candidate’s surname and first name should be written in full.
6. DATE OF BIRTH
Candidates should ensure that their correct date of birth is entered.
7. E-MAIL ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Candidates should ensure that they provide e-mail and telephone numbers that are active. The Council will correspond with candidates via the e-mail or telephone numbers provided.
8. SPECIFICATION OF PASSPORT-SIZED PHOTOGRAPHS
Passport-sized photographs of candidates must meet the following specifications:
(1) Dimensions: 160pixels (width) by 200 pixels (Height);
(2) Photo background should be plain white or off-white;
(3) Candidate’s images should be captured without spectacles or sunglasses;
(4) Both ears of candidates must appear;
(5) All features of the face – forehead with part of top hair, eyes, nose, mouth and
chin must appear in the image;
(6) Image should centred;
(7) Candidates must look straight into the camera.
WAEC WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY WRONG DATA.
9. EXAMINATION CENTRES
The centres for the examination are as listed below:
(1) GREATER ACCRA
(6) BRONG AHAFO
(9) UPPER EAST
(10) UPPER WEST
NB: The Council reserves the right to re-direct candidates to other centres if there are not enough entries for any particular centre or if there are more candidates at a centre than can be accommodated there.
10. EXAMINATION SUBJECTS
You are required to select the subjects you wish to register for. Please note that you are allowed a maximum of four core subjects and four elective subjects. There are no compulsory subjects.
(1) Core Subjects
(2) Elective Subjects
Crop Husbandry and Horticulture
Clerical Office Duties
Principles of Cost Accounting
Clothing & Textiles
Foods & Nutrition
Christian Religious Studies
Islamic Religious Studies
Literature In English
(3) Orals/Practicals/Project Work
Please find below the subjects with Oral/Practical/Project work component.
(a) \English Language (Core) (m) *Basketry (b) \French (n) *Ceramics
(c) +Music (o) *Graphic Design
(d) +Woodwork (p) *Jewellery
(e) +Metalwork (q) *Leatherwork (f) +Applied Electricity (r) *Picture Making
(g) +Electronics (s) *Sculpture
(h) +Auto Mechanics (t) *Textiles
(j) +Clothing and Textiles
(k) +Foods and Nutrition
(l) +General Knowledge in Art
* Subjects with project work component
+Subjects with practical component
\ Subjects with oral component
NOTE: Candidates offering Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Crop Husbandry, Fisheries and Forestry will take the Test of Practical work and will not pay additional fees.
11. PROJECT/PRACTICAL TESTS /FRENCH ORAL
Candidates offering subjects under the Technical and Vocational programmes and Music will take the actual practical tests in those subjects.
Candidates offering Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Music and Oral French will be notified of the actual dates and time of the Practical through their mobile phones using SMS.
12. CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
Candidates should note that there will be no Continuous Assessment component for the examination.
13. BARRED CANDIDATES
Barred candidates who register for the examination before the expiration of their sanction shall receive no results and any fees paid shall be forfeited.
(1) Subject Fees
The subject fees are as follows:
6 or more subjects … … GH¢218.00
5 subjects … … … GH¢208.00
4 subjects … … … GH¢197.00
3 subjects … … … GH¢184.00
2 subjects … … … GH¢170.00
1 subject … … … GH¢168.00
(2) Fees for Oral/Practical/Project Work
Candidates who offer subjects with oral/practical/project work component will pay additional fees as follows:
GH¢30.00 per subject for Practical
GH¢30.00 per subject for Project Work
GH¢20.00 per subject for Oral (English and French)
(3) Correction of Entries
After submission of entries candidates who wish to make any change(s) between 11th February and 30th April, 2015 will pay the following charges:
GH¢30.00 plus Practical/Project Work/Oral fee where applicable for correction of centre name, date of birth, address, picture or substitution of subject.
For addition of subject(s) fees as stated in 14(1) and 14(2) above.
(4) Penalty Fees
Entries made between 1st and 31st May, 2015 will attract the following:
(a) Late Entry: One and half (1½) times the total entry fee;
(b) Substitution of Subject(s): One and half (1½) times the subject(s) fee indicated in 14(1) and 14(3) above;
(c) Addition of Subject(s): Twice the subject(s) fee as indicated in 14(1) and 14(2) above;
(d) Correction of name, date of birth, address, picture or signature:
15. LIST OF PARTICIPATING BANKS
Candidates may pay their e-registration fees at any branch of the following banks:
(2) Bank of Africa
(3) Zenith Bank
(4) United Bank of Africa (UBA)
(5) Uni Bank
(6) Access Bank
(7) Agriculture Development Bank (only for Eastern, Brong Ahafo, Volta, Northern, Upper East and West regions).
The registration shall become valid only after the requisite fee has been paid and the appropriate receipt has been obtained by the candidate at the bank.
16. REFUND OF FEES
The West African Examinations Council, (WAEC), does NOT undertake to refund fees paid for its services. However, if notice of withdrawal of candidature is received before the start of the examination registered for, consideration may be given for the refund of fees paid, solely at the discretion of the Council.
17. REQUEST FOR RE-MARKING
Request for remarking should be received not later than 60 days after the release of results. Any candidate who makes such a request will pay the appropriate fee.
18. CANDIDATES WITH DISABILITIES
Candidates who have duly registered and have any of the following disabilities: physically challenged, visually impaired and hearing impaired (deaf/dumb)
should complete the attached Form A and forward it to Council to enable us make special
arrangements for them. This notification should be received not later than 29th
(1) EXTRA TIME FOR BLIND AND DEAF CANDIDATES
Blind/Deaf candidates are to be allowed one and half (1 ½) times the time allotted to the candidates.
(2) ORAL TESTS
Deaf candidates are exempted from Oral Tests.
17. DISPOSAL OF SCRIPTS
Scripts will be disposed of three (3) months after the release of results.
NO QUERIES WILL THEREFORE BE ENTERTAINED AFTER THIS PERIOD.
HEAD OF NATIONAL OFFICE
1. DIFFERENCE IN TIME ON THE QUESTION PAPER AND TIMETABLE
Where the duration indicated on the question paper differs from that on the timetable, the one on the question paper should be followed.
2. QUESTION PAPERS TO BE GIVEN OUT IN ADVANCE OF THE DATES THE PAPERS ARE TO BE TAKEN
(11) General Knowledge-In-Art Paper 3
The question paper for General Knowledge-In-Art Paper 3 will be given to candidates on 14th September, 2015. The actual composition will be executed in the examination room on the date indicated on the timetable.
(12) Visual Arts/Project Work Papers (Paper 3)
The project work question papers for Basketry, Graphic Design, Leatherwork, Ceramics, Sculpture, Picture Making, Textiles and Jewellery should be collected by candidates on 17th August, 2015 from the WAEC Branch Office located in the region in which the candidate will take the examination.
DIRECTIONS TO CANDIDATES
1. Report to the Supervisor of the Examination Hall at least thirty minutes before the time shown for the paper. The timetable shows the time actual writing begins but you will be allowed five minutes at the beginning of each paper to complete your particulars on the front cover of the answer booklet. You are not to write anything in the answer booklet during this period. The time allocated for reading through question papers or studying maps, etc., is included in the total time allowed for the papers unless the rubric states otherwise.
2. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late you will be required to give a satisfactory reason to the Supervisor otherwise you will not be allowed to take the examination. You will not be allowed to leave the examination room until at least 30 minutes after the start of the examination.
3. Write your full index number, your name, title of the paper and the date of examination clearly on every answer booklet, supplementary sheet, loose maps, graph sheet (paper) and any other paper which you may use.
4. If an examination paper for which you have not entered is handed to you or if the question indicates that a map or other materials should also have been given out, but you have not received them, raise your hand immediately and inform the Supervisor or Invigilator when he comes to see you.
5. Read the general directions that precede the questions very carefully. You will not gain extra marks if you answer more than the number of questions you are asked to answer. Much time may be wasted in writing down information not asked for.
6. Write on both sides of the paper unless the instructions on the question paper prohibit this and leave a margin at both right-hand and left-hand edges. Leave two lines between answers where these are sub-sections to the same question. Begin the answer to each full question on a fresh page. Do not leave blank pages between answers.
7. You must do all rough work in your answer booklet. (You will not be given any paper for that purpose and, of course, you should not bring any rough work paper with you into the examination room). Neatly cross out all rough work. You will not lose marks for doing rough work in your answer book.
8. Write the number of the question clearly at the beginning of each answer. If the question has sub-sections show these also clearly. Do not copy the question.
Be careful to use the same system of numbering as that on the question paper.
9. Remember that grammar, punctuation and spelling will be taken into account. Write your answers with pen. You may use a fountain pen or a good ball-point pen, but pencils may be used only for diagrams and for multiple choice objective tests.
10. Bring mathematical and drawing instruments, mathematical and statistical tables for Mathematics and Science subjects and Technical Drawing. If you are offering Art or Technical Drawing or Typewriting, you must bring your own brushes and colours or drawing board, or typewriter for the examination.
11. Do not write so much on one or two questions that you leave yourself no time to answer others which you must answer. No marks are given for irrelevant answers.
12. If you decide to leave the examination room before the end of the period allotted to the paper, you must not take your question paper away with you; you must return it with your script to the Supervisor. You may, however, go back at the end of the period to collect your question paper.
13. As soon as you are told that time is up, arrange your papers in the order in which you have answered the questions, ensure that your answer booklet and all supplementary sheets have your full index number and name written on them, fasten them together securely with string at the top left-hand corner. Stay in your place until your script has been collected and you are told to leave.
14. Do not leave your answers in such a position that another candidate can read them.
15. No communication whatsoever will be allowed between candidates in the examination room.
16. Any candidate who is detected giving or attempting to obtain unfair assistance, or who is otherwise detected in any dishonesty whatsoever, will be reported to the Council for appropriate action.
17. If it is discovered that candidates have either copied from other candidates or given opportunity to other candidates to copy from them or communicated dishonestly with other candidates, their papers will be cancelled.
18. Candidates whose examination results have been cancelled for resorting to dishonest means may be refused re-entry to future examinations.
19. All candidates must submit themselves to biometric verification and searching by the Supervisor or the Council’s representative before entering the examination hall. Candidates are not permitted to have in their desks or in their possession, while in the examination room, any book, memorandum or pocket-book, notes or papers whatsoever, except the correct question paper given out by the Supervisor/Invigilator in the examination room. Candidates using slide rules and mathematical instruments as permitted by the regulations must see to it that any information (formulae or other data) shown on them is securely covered up. The slide rules and instrument boxes must be shown to the Supervisor before being used.
20. Candidates should not take any used or unused writing paper out of the Examination Room. Candidates who disregard this caution are liable to the same penalty as those who may be detected for dishonesty. Supervisors and Invigilators have been authorized to search candidates both before they enter and before they leave the examination room if they have reason to suspect that candidates are carrying prohibited materials.
21. Candidates guilty of disorderly conduct or causing disturbance in or near the examination room are liable to be expelled from the examination room.
22. The Council reserves the right to cancel the results of candidates if it believes that they have been involved in irregularities before, during or after the examination.
23. It is a criminal offence, punishable by law, to engage in any examination malpractice WAEC Act 719 (2006). You are hereby requested to comport yourself strictly in accordance with the regulations bearing in mind that in addition to having your examination results cancelled you may be prosecuted in court.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING OBJECTIVE TEST PAPERS
These instructions should be carefully followed by candidates taking Objective Tests.
24. You are required to bring into the examination room a pencil sharpener, an eraser and a ruler. 2B pencils will be supplied to candidates in the examination room.
25. You must write your full index number and name in ink on the question paper as required by the instructions on the question paper.
26. All index numbers and answers must be shaded in pencil. Under no circumstance should pens of any type be used to shade index numbers and answers. The scoring machine can only read pencil marks; it is therefore necessary that you use only 2B pencil in recording your index number and answers on the objective answer sheet.
27. To record your index number, you must re-shade carefully the machine shading of your index number on your objective answer sheet. An example has been given on the cover page of each question paper and this must be closely followed. The shading should cover the full width and length of the response position. The answer sheets are pre-printed with candidates’ names and index numbers, and you should make sure that you have the correct answer sheet which bears your index number and name.
28. Answer spaces must be shaded as shown below for C.
=A= =B= =C= =D= =E=
Note that the answer space has been shaded completely; note also that the shading does not continue beyond the two lines. Failure to shade the answer space as shown may result in loss of marks.
Candidates should find no difficulty in making suitable marks if they sharpen their 2B pencils to a fine point, and then rub the point gently on some scrap paper to make it slightly blunt. If a candidate finds genuine difficulty in making suitable marks as described above, it is better to over-mark, than to under-mark.
Note that the computer manufacturers state “No mark should extend more than one-sixteenth of an inch beyond the edges or ends of the mark positions”.
29. You must shade one and only one answer space for each question. Candidates should note that marking two responses to one question automatically gives them no score for the question. Therefore if you shade an answer space in error, erase the wrong shading completely and shade the correct answer space. If a candidate makes a poor erasure, and substitutes a new answer, there is the danger that the computer will read the erasure as a mark and give no score.
30. Under no circumstance should the answer sheet be folded or crumpled or damaged. The computer will reject such answer sheets.
31. Candidates are further asked to note that since The West African Examinations Council processes over three million answer sheets per year, it is quite impossible for each one to be given individual human scrutiny. It is therefore the clear responsibility of the candidate to complete his Objective Answer Sheet exactly as described in these instructions.
SPECIAL WARNING ON STARTING AND ENDING A PAPER
32. When question papers are given out, no candidate should start work before the order to start is given. Furthermore, when the “stop work” order is given, candidates should immediately put down their pens or pencils.
Any candidate found working on a paper before the order to start work is given or found still writing when the order to stop work is given, committees
an irregularity and will be penalized accordingly.
SPECIAL WARNING ON CENTRE ARRANGEMENT
33. Candidates must present their Admission Notices at the Centre assigned to them. Candidates who do not present their Admission Notices may not be allowed to write the examination.
34. Candidates must write the examination at centres assigned to them by WAEC only. Candidates who write the examination at centres not assigned them may not get their result(s) in those papers.
SPECIAL WARNING ON THE USE OF CALCULATORS
35. Programmable calculators are not permitted for the examination.
SPECIAL WARNING ON MOBILE PHONES
36. Under no circumstance should mobile phones be brought into the examination hall.
Where a candidate is found with a mobile phone or any other electronic communication device in the examination hall, the entire results of the candidate shall be withheld pending the cancellation of his/her entire results by the appropriate Committee of Council.
HEAD OF NATIONAL OFFICE