The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has specified that only qualified and eligible Ghanaians are required to apply as an Examiner to partake in the marking of examination scripts of prospective candidates.
This year, the Council has disclosed that over 20,000 competent examiners across the country will be marking the examination papers of prospective candidates who sat for the following national examinations;
“Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) and Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE)”.
As at now, there is no vacancy for script marking but the management of the Examinations Council has said it will at the appropriate time invite applications from an interested and eligible person for the marking process
Qualification & Experience
For one to be qualified as an assistant examiner or examiner, the Council requires applicants must have the following minimum qualifications
Post-Secondary Teachers’ Certificates obtained from recognized Colleges of Education/institutions with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification teaching experience in the relevant subjects. Diploma and degree holders must have graduated in the subjects they wish to mark and must have taught those subjects for a minimum of three (3) years.
WASSCE, GBCE, and ABCE
Degrees in the subjects applied for, obtained from recognized universities or institutions with a minimum of three years post-qualification teaching experience in the subjects.
NB: Those applying for literature in English at WASSCE must be familiar with the set books being used currently for the subject.
According to WAEC, applicants must, in addition, be computer literate (at least, be capable of using a word processing programme). They must also have demonstrated the ability to be thorough and accurate in their work and be able to meet target dates. Their integrity must be unquestionable.
Terms of Appointment
The Council will appoint successful applicants on a temporary basis. Appointed applicants will be invited for the marking exercise and related services for periods not exceeding three weeks at a time.
Within the specific periods, the work assigned to each examiner must be completed and duly handed over to the Council. Remuneration shall be stated in appointment letters which will be issued to them for each marking session.
Mode of Application
Applicants are to download the application forms at www.waecgh.org, at the homepage of the website click on other services and then select Examiner’s Application form from the options that drop. proceed to download the form and print it.
Completed application forms, together with copies of relevant certificates/transcripts may be submitted at any of the Council’s offices in Accra and the regional capitals.
According to WAEC, applications received after January 31 this year cannot be considered for the May/June 2020 WASSCE and G/ABCE and the June this year BECE marking exercise.
Those who are already being engaged as examiners by the Council as well as those who have recently applied to be appointed as such need not to apply again.