At least 10 inmates of the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons are reportedly taking part in this year’s WASSCE for Private Candidates which commenced November 20 and will end December 22, 2020, ClassFM has reported.
According to the radio station, three out of the 10 candidates are Business students while the other seven are General Arts students.
The private candidates are sitting for the examination at Nsawam Senior High School and St. Martin’s Senior High School at Nsawam in the Eastern Region.
The inmates were escorted from the Prisons to their various examination centres by Prison officers and were as as part of measures to slow the spread of the locally transmitted coronavirus given face mask and hand sanitizers.
A candidate who spoke to the Accra-based ClassFM emphasised the need for qualified and experienced teachers to teach and motivate them to enable inmates to stay in class to get registered for the Nov/Dec examination.
“We were more than this number when we started form 1 in the Prison, but only ten of us were able to register for the private exams”, the candidate stated.
According to statisitcs, Nsawam Prisons last year recorded 100 per cent pass rate in BECE and WASSCE for Private Candidates.