The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and its Examination partner the West African Examination Council (WAEC) are closely monitoring the unexpected COVID-19 situation to choose an appropriate date for the conduct of the postponed 2020 BECE and WASSCE for school candidates, Deputy Education Minister, Osei Yaw Adutwum has said.
The Deputy Education Minister said the conduct of the two annual examinations has not been entirely cancelled or called off rather it has only been postponed to a later date which will be communicated to the general public, students, and stakeholders at the appropriate time.
“WAEC and Ghana Education Service (GES) are closely monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic to choose a suitable date for students” he stated.
“Therefore all students, especially 2020 BECE and WASSCE candidates are to make use of their time and their stay at home as a temporal school break amid the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic to learn their notes”. he added.
Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum however advised that as a final year student you should prepare adequately so that when “government makes the determination that you are going to take your exam….you would be ready”.
He furthered that as to if the examination would be written or canceled depends solely on the central government, “when the current situation is brought under control the government will decide the position of the exams”.