Ghana’s chapter of the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is beginning today across the country.
The examination which was postponed from April due to the global pandemic COVID-19 is expected to start this morning 20th July 2020, with General Science, Home Economics, Agric. Science, and Technical students starting the exams with their practical works.
This year’s WASSCE is featuring only Ghana because other West African Countries who annually participate in the exams have postponed the exams due to the pandemic.
According to the West African Examination Council, the best way to help fight the global pandemic is to call off this year’s exams to allow students to have a sound mind before writing, their final exams.
But the Ghana chapter of WAEC thinks otherwise, hence the decision to conduct “GHASSCE” Ghana Secondary School Examination, Ghana’s own type of exams for final students since other African Countries are not partaking in this year’s exams.
There have been numerous calls by individuals and various stakeholders to call of this year’s exams because; most of the students might not be psychologically sound for the exams.
Meanwhile, the Health Minister yesterday in a press briefing noted that there numerous measures in place to ensure a smooth exam so parents should not be afraid.
Talksafrica.com is set to visit some schools today to monitor proceedings of the exams which is starting today. Stay Tuned…
By Amos Ekow Coffie | talksafrica.com