WAEC may sort out WASSCE 2020 for only Ghana Candidates

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has shown its availability to sort out an autonomous West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Ghanaian applicants this year because of the flare-up of the coronavirus ailment (Covid-19) which has brought about the closure of schools in West Africa.

The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah gave the insight in a radio meeting on Monday morning.

On the off chance that it experiences, it implies WASSCE applicants in Ghana may compose an alternate test from what their associates in other West African nations would compose.

The WASSCE is a state administered test sorted out by WAEC for senior secondary school understudies in English speaking West African nations, including Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Following the flare-up of the coronavirus malady, WAEC suspended the 2020 WASSCE for both senior and middle school understudies in its usable nations.

This was a direct result of the closure of all schools in the locale, both open and private as a component of endeavors to control the spread of the sickness and to contain it.

This influenced the scholastic schedule of the last year understudies, who were at the time getting ready for their WASSCE and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The BECE for middle school leavers is composed locally in Ghana however the WASSCE is normalized for senior secondary school applicants in West Africa

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a broadcast address declared that last year understudies in every instructive foundation in Ghana, beginning from fundamental to tertiary could return to class to plan and compose their leave assessments

So when the Minister of Information was asked during the radio meeting on Accra based Citi FM Monday morning [June 1, 2020] on how WASSCE competitors in Ghana alone were going to take their tests when WAEC in itself has suspended the tests for the whole West African area, he said WAEC has just pulled out that general assessments have been suspended yet it would offer help for nations that would need to compose their free assessments.

He clarified that since Ghana had the option to manage the infection, it would sort out the tests for its last year understudies with the help of WAEC.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah, anyway said the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh would give further subtleties regarding the matter.

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