The National Union Of Ghana Students (NUGS), has called on the West African Examination Council (WAEC), to review the 2020 WASSCE timetable to reduce stress level of students.
In a statement signed by the General Secretary, Divine Edem Kwadzodeh, said the Union had identified the position of an education advocacy think tank, the Africa Education Watch, that the arrangement for the WASSCE would be strenous for the students.
The association said for instance that two elective papers which is Financial Accounting and Principles of Cost Accounting were scheduled to be written on the same day, September 5, 2020 with an hours break.
According to the association, the arrangement made goes against International standards of assessment at the secondary level.
The statement said “the Union identifies with the position of education advocacy think tank, the Africa Education Watch, that such an arrangement which makes students sit for two major elective papers for as long as almost seven hours, with only an hour break is strenuous.
“And goes against International standards of assessment”, the statement added.
The group said the way to go is for the council to review the timtable by postponing one of the two papers to another day.
The statement said, that would help reduce stress students already are facing in these extraordinary times.
It further said NUGS wishes all final year senior high school students “the best of prospects at they take their final exams, though these are not the best times tl be undertaking such an exercise of writing examinations”.
Thus, urging relevant authorities and students to enshre strict adherence to all COVID-19 protocols during and after the period of the exams.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com