- The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the timetable for 2020 WASSCE
- The final year SHS students should be starting their exams on Monday, 20 July
- The theory papers will start from 3 August until 5 September
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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) would be starting soon.
According to the WAEC, the final year SHS students should be starting their exams on Monday, 20 July, as per a timetable submitted to the Ministry of Education.
Visual arts candidates will commence the exams with their practical project work while the theory papers will start from 3 August and run until 5 September.
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The five-week-long examination will be brought to an end with Principles of Cost Accounting and Technical Drawing on 5 September.
In a report filed by the Daily Graphic, the Head of the Ghana National Office of WAEC, Wendy Enyonam Addy-Lamptey, said the dateline for the WASSCE had already been agreed on with the Ghana Education Service, so the timetable was to guide the students in their preparations.
In all, 60 subjects, made up of four core and 56 elective subjects, have been made available to the candidates.
The subjects cover the seven programmes offered at senior high school (SHS), namely, General Arts, General Science, Business, Agricultural Science, Visual Arts, Home Economics, and Technical.
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Meanwhile, scores of parents stormed Accra Girls Senior High School to pick up their wards.
Their actions come after six students from the school were confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 and were subsequently picked up to isolation facilities.
Some parents who spoke in an interview with TV3 said they cannot rest knowing their wards might be at risk of catching the virus.
Others also stated they would not be happy to lose their kids because of getting an education.
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