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BECE: Government Releases GH¢80 Million to WAEC – Annoh-Dompreh

Written by on June 21, 2024

The Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, has informed Parliament that the Finance Ministry has released 80 million Ghana Cedis to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for the conduct of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

This announcement follows concerns raised by the Member of Parliament for Bole-Bamboi, Yusif Sulemana, regarding the government’s indebtedness to WAEC.

Previously, WAEC had received only GH₵2.3 million out of the required GH₵95.83 million, leading the council to request at least 50% of the total amount to conduct the examination and additional funds to process and release the results.

The BECE is scheduled to take place from July 8 to July 15, 2024, across all centres in the country.

John Kapi, the Head of Public Relations at WAEC, expressed earlier concerns to Graphic in an interview, stating that there was uncertainty whether the examination could proceed as scheduled if the funds were not disbursed on time.

He highlighted that although approximately GH¢6 million had been processed through the Government Integrated Financial Management System (GIFMIS), the actual cash transfer had not yet occurred.

However, Frank Annoh-Dompreh reassured Parliament that GH₵80 million had been disbursed to WAEC. He confirmed that after pursuing the matter, he received verification from the Minister of State, Abena Osei Asare, regarding the release of funds.

“In response to concerns raised about the disbursement of funds to WAEC for exam conduct, and following correspondence with the Minister of State, Abena Osei Asare, we have received confirmation that a substantial amount, specifically 80 million Ghana Cedis, has indeed been released,” Annoh-Dompreh stated.

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