The examination will start with Project Work for Visual Arts candidates and followed by Science students with their practicals before the theory examinations begin on Monday, August 3.
His Excellency Akufo-Addo in his first televised nation’s address on March 15, 2020, directed for the closure of schools across the country as part of measures to curb and slow the spread of the locally transmitted COVID-19.
However, Akufo-Addo in one of his addresses announced for schools to be reopened to only final year students to enable them to continue with academic activities and prepare to sit for their final examinations.
President Akufo-Addo explained that the partial reopening of schools is an approach to easing the restrictions that were imposed on the country in efforts to curb the spread of the virus.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) after a meeting with the Education Ministry and relevant stakeholders scheduled for this year’s WASSCE to commence on July 20 this year.
The WASSCE examination has begun today is expected to end successfully on September 5 with Principles of Cost Accounting and Technical Drawing.
President Akufo-Addo yesterday July 19, 2020 in a statement wished all 2020 WASSCE candidates the best of luck as they prepare to write their final examination.
The Deputy Education Minister Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum on his Facebook timeline said “In trying times like this, I pray that no child is infected with any disease, nor face any challenge, so that they will have the peace of mind to write the exam. I, therefore, advise all the candidates to keep themselves well and follow the COVID-19 Preventive Protocols in the exam halls and beyond. I also advise them to adhere to the examination rules and regulations. With these, success is at the next junction, patiently waiting for them”.
Former Minister for Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, in a Facebook post sighted by Georgeweb.org, wished the first batch of the Free SHS students the best of luck and asked God to bless them for their zeal and sacrifices to sit for the 2020 WASSCE for school candidate under this extraordinarily difficult COVID-19 circumstances.