His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed his profound appreciation to parents of 2020 BECE and WASSCE graduates for their patience and support in the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus.
President Nana Akufo-Addo in one of his nation’s addresses announced for schools to be reopened to only final year students in the country to continue the 2019/2020 academic year and sit for their final examination respectively
Unfortunately, some Senior High Schools (SHSs) recorded cases of the novel coronavirus just a few weeks after the reopening, a situation the majority of the citizenry called on the central government to shut down the schools.
But, the government insisted the final year students remain in school to complete the academic year and write their last examination with COVID-19 safety measures being put in place to slow spread of the disease.
Currently, the 2020 edition of BECE and WASSCE for School candidates has ended successfully. The conduct of the last national examination ended on Friday, 18th September. The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) reported that 531,705 prospective candidates sat for the examination.
Nana Akufo-Addo in his 17th televised nation’s address said: “I am particularly excited at this development because, despite the fears and genuine anxiety expressed by some, and the criticisms proffered by some in the political space, these students have gone to school, studied, sat and completed their examinations unscathed”.
“Their forward march in life has not been interrupted. And, by the grace of God, the predictions made by some of the widespread infections and even deaths did not materialise”.
“I pledged I will be the last person to put the lives of students at risk, and I express my deep appreciation to all parents and guardians for the trust reposed in me and Government. I pray for the success of the students in their exams”, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo added.