- NDC flag-bearer, John Mahama, wishes 2020 WASSCE students all the best
- The former president said he is supporting the candidates in prayers
- Over 300,000 students across the country are sitting the exams
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Former president, John Mahama, has sent his best wishes to the 300,000+ students who are writing the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The timetable for this year’s WASSCE will begin with Project Work for Visual Arts candidates on Monday, 20 July 2020, while the theory papers will begin from 3 August until 5 September.
In a Facebook post, Mahama said: “Best wishes to our gallant WASSCE candidates who are beginning their exams today. This is certainly not the best of times to sit for an exit examination but bear in mind that you have made yourself, your parents, and the entire nation are proud of your outstanding courage to write at this time.
“Ghana has for successive years been known and celebrated for producing the best WASSCE results in West Africa, and that is why, you, even before stepping into the examination hall, are already our heroes. Nothing can change that.
“Good luck," he said.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC), which conducts the WASSCE concurrently in anglophone West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and Liberia) announced on 20 March that it was indefinitely suspending the annual exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, upon discussions with Ghana following the country’s decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions and allow final year students to return to school, it was agreed that the exams will be held independently for Ghana.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that final year senior high school students across the country will begin the 2020 WASSCE in Ghana on Monday, 20 July.
In all, over 375,737 candidates will sit the examination in various subjects. Out of the figure, about 188,163 are females while the remaining 187,573 are males.
The majority of students (313,837) sitting exams are the first batch of students who enrolled in the Akufo-Addo Free Secondary High School policy.
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