The new office complex (headquarters) for The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) was inaugurated by President John Mahama in Accra on 6th January, 2017.
The complex consists of a guest house, conference centre and offices that would host the headquarters of Anglophone West Africa’s examinations body.
The five-floor edifice was constructed by Tieso Ghana Limited
President Mahama said the decision to speed up the completion of the project during his tenure was in response to the council’s growing workforce and its responsibilities, including allowing private candidates to write the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) rolling out of information technology and establishing of a WAEC printing press to save cost and check examination leakages.
The Minister of Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman, also commended WAEC, saying, “WAEC has done well. In 2016, many people did not know that the BECE was taking place and WASSCE had ended. For the first time in many years, there was no leakage whatsoever.”