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Go for gold; respect virus protocols – Akufo-Addo to WASSCE candidates

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 Source: Daily Mail

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has wished the 313,837 final year senior high school students writing the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) “the best of luck and Godspeed.”

As they begin their examination on Monday, July 19, 2020, Nana Akufo-Addo has reminded them to adhere strictly to all the coronavirus protocols.

“I send best wishes to the three hundred and thirteen thousand, eight hundred and thirty-seven (313,837) final year Senior High School students who will from Monday 20th July take the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

“Just as has been done over the course of the last four weeks, since their return to school, I continue to urge everyone associated with the conduct of this year’s WASSCE, i.e teaching and non-teaching staff, invigilators and students, to abide by the enhanced hygiene, mask-wearing and social distancing protocols they have become accustomed to. They continue to remain our weapons in the fight to defeat COVID-19,” the President said in a Facebook post.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) which conducts the WASSCE concurrently in anglophone West Africa; Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Liberia announced on 20th March 2020 that it was indefinitely suspending the annual exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, upon discussions with Ghana following the country’s decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions and allow final year students return to school, it was agreed that the exams will be held independently for Ghana.

The timetable for this year’s WASSCE will begin with Project Work for Visual Arts candidates on Monday, July, 20, 2020, while the theory papers will begin from August 3, 2020, till September 5, 2020.

Source: Daily Mail

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