President, Nana Akufo-Addo has announced in the recent update that the government will absorb the full examination fees of all students sitting for the 2020 West Africa Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE). This is as stated in the televised address to update the country on the fight against COVID-19. The president indicated that a total of 318,837 students will benefit from the intervention which is estimated to cost GHS 75.4 million. This was made known with the statement:
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“For the first time in our nation’s history, Government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 313,837 SHS 3 students who will sit for the exam. GH¢75.4 million will be spent on this. These SHS 3 students, also referred to by some as the ‘Akufo-Addo graduates’, are the first group of beneficiaries of Government’s Free Senior High School policy to sit the WASSCE exams,”
The 2020 WASSCE in Ghana is scheduled for August 3, 2020 after six weeks of studies, having now returned to school.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) earlier suspended the annual WASSCE 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, upon discussions with Ghana after easing the COVID-19 restrictions and allowing final year students return to school, it has been agreed that the exams will be held independently for Ghana.
In a report by Net 2 TV, indicates that the Government of Ghana, has settled the WASSCE examinations fees for all final year students in Ghana.
This is to ease the burden that has been brought on by the parents of these students by the Coronavirus pandemic.
High schools across the nation are to resume on 22 June, 2020 while Junior High Schools are to resume on 29th June, 2020. All university final year students have already resumed on the 15 June 2020
The Report By Net 2 TV
The report by Net 2 reads as follows:
President Akufo- Addo says the for the first time in history , his government has taken over the full payment of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees for all final year students due to write the WASSE and in addition has made adequate provision for teachers and students from health, learning and teaching materials to ensure that the work is made a bit easy for them.
The Official Release By Net 2 TV On Their Instagram Page
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#Net2Local President Akufo- Addo says the for the first time in history , his government has taken over the full payment of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees for all final year students due to write the WASSE and in addition has made adequate provision for teachers and students from health, learning and teaching materials to ensure that the work is made a bit easy for them.