Ghana "WASSCE" scheduled for August 3, 2020 - Education Minister

Ghana "WASSCE" scheduled for August 3, 2020 - Education Minister

- Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has revealed that senior high school finalists would be writing their exit examinations, 6 weeks after June 22

- He said the SHS finalists will have 6 weeks of studies after which they will write their exit exams on Monday, August 3, 2020

- Opoku Prempeh directed that there should be no mass gatherings of any form like morning assemblies, church services when the schools re-open

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The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has revealed that senior high school finalists would be writing their exit examinations 6 weeks after June 22.

According to him, the SHS finalists will have 6 weeks of studies after which they will write their exit exams on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Opoku-Prempeh added that the examinations will span across five weeks after the tutoring period.

Ghana "WASSCE" scheduled for August 3, 2020 - NAPO

Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh Source: YEN.com.gh
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According to him, the ministry has been in consultation with the Ghana office of WAEC, to set the papers specific to the country.

Opoku Prempeh directed that there should be no mass gatherings of any form like morning assemblies, church services when the schools re-open.

He also categorically stated that there will be no visitors allowed in the schools, all in a bid to prevent an outbreak in the institutions.

Napo added that lessons will start at 9am and are expected to end at 1 pm.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported the Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, hinted that final year senior high school students might do a one-year national service programme if the COVID-19 persists and schools remain closed.

Explaining the need for the programme, Opoku-Prempeh said back in the day, anytime there was a bit of disruption in the academic calendar, the government introduced national service to cater for the disruption and also to keep the students busy.

Speaking on Metro TV's Good Evening Ghana and monitored by theghanareport.com, the minister said the government is looking forward to that should schools remain closed.

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