Akufo-Addo Absorbs Registration Fees For WASSCE Candidates
President Akufo-Addo has stated that his outfit will absorb the WASSCE fees of the SHS three final year students.
He disclosed this in his 12th televised address to update the country on the fight against COVID-19.
“For the first time in our nation’s history, government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 323,837 students who will sit for the exams. GHS75.4 million will be spent on this. These SHS 3 students, also referred to by some of the Akufo-Addo graduates are also the first group of beneficiaries of government free SHS beneficiaries to sit for the examination,” Akufo-Addo said.
The 2020 WASSCE in Ghana will take place from August 3, 2020 after six weeks of studies, having now returned to school.
Final year Senior High School, SHS students in Ghana will this year write the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE without their colleagues from other West African countries.
Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic the West African Examination Council, WAEC has suspended all its examinations.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 10th address to the nation on measures put in place to check the spread of COVID-19 in the country announced the reopening of schools, but for only final year students of Junior High School, Senior High School and tertiary institutions.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / [email protected] / Ghana / 2020