This year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) commenced across the country on Monday, July 20, 2020 for Ghanaian students after several months of uncertainty as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In all, a total of 375,737 candidates from the various senior high schools in Ghana will begin the examination at the various designated centers.
Out of the said figure, 188,163 are females whilst the remaining 187,574 are males.
The examination begins with practical for the Visual Arts Students whilst the theory is set to last with a period of one month, August 3 to September 5, 2020.
Commenting on the readiness of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), the Head of the National Office of WAEC, Mrs. Wendy Enyonam Addy-Lamptey, told the Daily Graphic that the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic has brought changes to how the examination would be conducted.
“The number of examination personnel has been revised upward by 10 per cent to cater for the additional classrooms to be used by the candidates to meet the Covid-19 social distancing protocol”, she explained.
Meanwhile, the president has extended his warm wishes to the candidates.
“I send my 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 today Monday, 20th July take the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSCE).”