The president, Nana Akufo-Addo has announced that his government will pay the full examination fees of all students sitting for the 2020 West Africa Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE).
Nana Akufo-Addo made the revelation in his 12 address to nation on measures taken to combat Covid 19. He indicated that a total of 318,837 students will benefit from the intervention which the government has estimated to cost GHS 75.4 million.
He said, “for the first time in our nation’s history, government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 323,837 students who will sit for the exams. GHS75.4 million will be spent on this. These SHS 3 students, also referred to by some of the Akufo-Addo graduates are also the first group of beneficiaries of government free SHS beneficiaries to sit for the examination.”
The 2020 WASSCE in Ghana will take place from August 3, 2020 after six weeks of studies which starts tomorrow, 22nd June 2020.
On 20th March, 2020, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) which conducts the WASSCE concurrently in anglophone West Africa; Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Liberia announced an indefinite suspension of the annual exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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However, the authority, under special dispensation, agreed that the exams will be held independently for Ghana following the country’s decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions to allow final year students return to school.
The Team at GhanaRocks wishes all the final year students a wonderful stay in school and hopes that they are adequately protected.