Final year students who are receiving treatment for the locally transmitted COVID-19 will sit for the 2020 WASSCE in designated classroom blocks, the Deputy Director for the Ghana Education Service (GES) has said.
The Deputy Director, Dr Kwabena Tandoh speaking on Accra-bases Atinka FM’s AM Drive monitored by Georgeweb.org said the Education Service has liaised with the non-profit-making organization responsible for the conduct of the examination to reserve designated “isolation examination centres” in schools with cases of the virus.
Dr Kwabena Tandoh explained that all infected final year students who have registered for the ongoing WASSCE will write all their subject papers in these isolation examination centres.
According to him, no student will be disadvantaged as a result of the locally transmitted coronavirus, adding that “although most of the students who contracted the virus had recovered”, but there are others who are asymptomatic and do not show signs of COVID-19.
WAEC wrote a letter to us and all the necessary arrangements have been made. GES has designated classrooms in all schools which recorded the Coronavirus. These special classrooms known as the “isolation examination centres” will accommodate all students who were infected with the virus and are yet to recover.
“We are working together with the health experts and we assure all parents that no students will be disenfranchised as a result of coronavirus,” the Deputy Director explained.
Dr Kwabena Tandoh further urged parents of students who are yet to recover from the novel coronavirus to exercise patience that their wards will not be prevented from taking part in the WASSCE exams.