Ghanaian Students To Write A Special WASSCE

Students taking an exam

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown out what we’ve come to know as the world’s order.

Universities have run longer than expected semesters, more businesses have staff working from home than usual.

And… now Ghanaian students and others in some West African countries may have to write a special West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

This comes after President Akufo Addo partially reopened schools from the basic to the tertiary level.

This move is to allow final year students to sit for their exams.

Many were worried about the final year students at the Junior and Senior High Schools since their final exams are administered by the West African Examination Council and it is written by other countries who have currently not reopened their schools.

However, in an interview with Asempa FM the Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the WASSCE board has assured the government that countries that are ready for the examination will be given a special one to write.

This means for the very first time, Ghanaian SHS students would not write the same exam with other students in Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia as they normally do.

The exam is normally written between the months of May and June. Obviously, this year’s exam will start at a later date.


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