2020 BECE results could be the worst in the country’s history amid the outbreak of the locally transmitted coronavirus pandemic that has claimed at least 139 lives, Acting Chairman for United Peoples part has predicted.
According to Kenneth Nana Kwame Asamoah, the acting chairman for the United Peoples Party (UPP) the psychological effect of the novel coronavirus and the temporal school break will have a negative impact on students consequently affecting their grades.
The Acting Chairman speaking on Atinka TV’s Ghana Nie show hosted by Nana Owusu Nkrumah and monitored by Georgeweb.org called on the Akufo-Addo government, particularly the Education Ministry to put adequate measures in place to prevent any academic disaster.
“I cannot say no one should go to school but the timing is wrong considering the situation where many students are contracting the disease. Out of fears of contracting the virus, the studenrs may not focus on their exams which could obviously lead to mass failure” h
“I cannot say no one should go to school but the timing is wrong particularly when many students are contracting the virus. Out of fear of contracting the virus, the students may not concentrate on their exams which could lead to mass failure,”, Kenneth Nana Kwame Asamoah explained.
President Akufo-Addo in his first televised nation’s address on Sunday March 15, 2020 directed for the closure of all schools across the country as part of measures to slow and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
However, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo Later in one of his numerous address to the citizenry announced for schools to be reopned to only final year students in the country for to enable them continue with academic activities and prepare to sit for their final examination respectively.
The United Peoples Party (UPP) Chairman following the long closure of schools and the outbreak of the global pandemic is of the view that this 2020 BECE results would be the worst ever in the countries history.