WASSCE Candidates to write 2020 Exams with Member Countries, Waec Cancels Ghana Exams


Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the Deputy Director of Public Affairs of the West African Examinations Council(WAEC), says candidates in Ghana in August will be writing 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination(WASSCE) but not the Ghana Examination as proposed recently.

Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe talking in a Zoom meet with Samuel Eshun on Happy Morning Show observed by one reporter of frichynews.com on modalities for the direct of the prospective 2020 WASSCE said all the five English-speaking West African nations: Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, the Gambia, and Liberia have consented to participate in the yearly West African Senior School Certificate Examination(WASSCE). 

The Clergyman for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh tending to the push on a Tuesday morning renamed the current year’s WASSCE as Ghana Exams in the midst of the flare-up of the novel Coronavirus, including that its a ‘Country Specific Exams’ for only Ghanaian students. 

The Education Minister further explained that the conduct of the ‘Country Specific Exams’ for just Ghanaian students have become important in light of the fact that nations in the West African sub-locale are engaging the COVID-19 pandemic and it is hard to concede to a common date for composing the Exams. 

He moreover said that the Government of Ghana has counseled the administration of the Ghana WAEC to set questions for the nation since different nations in the sub-regions are as yet doing combating the pandemic.

In any case, the Deputy Director of Public Affairs of WAEC has revealed that the Examination Council is prepared to conduct the 2020 WASSCE for candidates since all other part nations are set up to join regardless of the presence of the novel coronavirus. 

As per Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the 2020 WASSCE question papers have just been printed and other Examination materials and stationaries are likewise prepared.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) prior in an announcement recently declared the suspension of the conduct of WASSCE for School Candidates in the midst of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. 

The Council clarified that the suspension is in accordance with the conventions set up by legislatures of WAEC member nations to forestall the spread of the destructive virus .

It additionally suspended the schedule for the 2020 WASSCE for School Candidates until further notice, including that another timetable will be planned and made accessible to all stakeholders when the situation is reestablished to commonality.

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