The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) scheduled for May/June this year has been suspended over the coronavirus outbreak.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) says it took the decision in support of measures put in place by member countries to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
In a nationwide address on Sunday, March 15, 2020, President Akufo-Addo suspended all educational activities in the country with the exception of students who will be taking part in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education in Ghana has disclosed that Ghana might organize final exams for all final year students without other West African countries.
The minister made this known in a live televised show on GhOne tv dubbed ‘GH Today’. Below is his speech.
If Ghana secures freedom from coronavirus and other West African Countries are not, we will proceed and conduct the exams. Officially, we are in talks with other appropriate stakeholders(referring to the West African Examination Council WAEC).
Many parents and students have been in suspense with regard to the WASSCE 2020 Exams. All schools in Ghana remains closed as directed by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo in his bid to fight the COVID 19 Pandemic.
Meanwhile, the timetable drawn earlier by the officials of the West Examination Council( WAEC) has been cancelled. According to WAEC, further notice is being taken to consider certain.