- WAEC has suspended the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination
- The move is in line with the protocols put in place by governments of WAEC member countries to prevent the spread of the virus
- A new timetable would be made available to all stakeholders involved should the health situation improve
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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has suspended the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
This announcement follows the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana.
In a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs WAEC, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the move is in line with the protocols put in place by governments of WAEC member countries to prevent the spread of the virus.
According to her, a new timetable would be made available to all stakeholders involved should the health situation improves.
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Ghanaians, as usual, have shared their thoughts on the decision taken by WAEC.
Felix believes the children would have enough time to relax before the examination.
Jamila believes it is a good move, as parents would have their kids closer to them.
Edem asked what WAEC was doing about the BECE candidates.
Amankwa believes this is the time parents have to buy smartphones and laptops for their wards in order to facilitate learning.
Desmond claims this was a good move as he advised the GES to call off classes with immediate effect.
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a Facebook Live video announced that all public and private schools including universities from March 16. 2020 suspended for the next four weeks.
Also, all public gatherings would be been suspended for the next four weeks as part measures to control the spread of coronavirus.
Church services, conferences, public funerals, political rallies, and all other public gatherings are also suspended.
However, this directive also clearly indicated that final year students in the various institutions like the Nurses and Midwifery Training Institutions, as well as 2020 WASSCE and BECE candidates, be made to stay in school to continue their preparations for their final examination.
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