April 24, 2024


Teachers who marked the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) are angry with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) over delays in the payment of their remuneration.

The examiners lamented that even though WAEC mounted enormous pressure on them to finish up the marking for the prompt release of the 2023 WASSCE results, it has failed to pay them in good time for the work done and they are left in uncertainty about when exactly they would be paid.

They are troubled that in recent years, getting paid after marking the WASSCE has become recurring.

“I started marking in 2010. And everything was okay, until recent times. The payments are not forthcoming. We have to wait for so many weeks or even months before we are paid. That is my concern. That is what we going through now as examiners,” an examiner in Bono East said in an interview with Citi News.

“When you contact WAEC too, they will tell you the Government has not given them the money. We don’t even have anybody to fight for us. They do everything against us. Look at the stress we went through during the marking, up till now we have not been paid…WAEC pressure examiners in which we have to work overnight. The employer-employee relationship is not going well. They should have even alerted us if there are any distortions. But they don’t do that and this has become a problem now,” another examiner added.

WAEC has been hit with financial constraints in recent times over the government’s failure to release funds adequately and timeously to it.



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