His Excellency Akufo-Addo disclosed this in his 14th televised nation’s address when he was updating Ghanaians on measures put in place by the government to slow and curb the locally transmitted coronavirus.
Speaking in the address, the President said his government is in talks with stakeholders in the education sector to determine the conditions for the future re-opening of schools after the current examinations are concluded by mid-September.
Akufo-Addo in his first televised address to the citizenry on Sunday, March 15 directed for the closure of all schools in the country but later announced for schools to be reopened to final year students to enable them to continue with academic activities and sit for their final examinations respectively.
The non-profit-making organization responsible for the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) after suspending the two national examinations has scheduled to conduct the exams at different dates.
According to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), 2020 WASSCE for school candidates will officially start from August 3 until September 5, 2020, whilst 2020 BECE for school candidate commence on September 14 and ends on September 18, 2020.
In a related story, the Council has amended the 2020 WASSCE timetable for Principles of Cost Accounting 2 & 1 after a mistake was reported by some concerned educational groups.
It has scheduled the conduct of the Principle of Cost Accounting 2 & 1 from the initial date Saturday, September 5 to Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 13:30hrs to 16:30hrs”.
After a successful conduct of the two major examinations in September this year, the Akufo-Addo led government will determine whether to reopen schools or still keep it shut for the COVID-19 situation to be brought under control.