The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has indicated its readiness to organize an independent West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Ghanaian candidates this year due to the severity of the coronavirus disease in other West Africa countries. Organizing the BECE wouldn’t be much of a challenge since the BECE for junior high school (JHS) candidates is organized locally in Ghana while the WASSCE is standardized for senior high school (SHS) candidates across West Africa.
Ghana has made progress in bringing the disease under control and as such would be allowed to undertake an independent WASSCE for Ghana alone.
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The Interview By The Minister
The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah hinted in a radio interview on Citi FM morning show on Monday, 1st June 2020, that if successful, WASSCE candidates in Ghana would write a different exam from what other English speaking West African countries would write such as Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
When the Minister of Information was asked during the radio interview on Citi FM Monday morning show on June 1, 2020 as to whether it would be possible for WASSCE candidates in Ghana alone to take the WASSCE 2020 exams when WAEC has suspended the exams for the entire West African region, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said WAEC has already given notice that although general examinations have been suspended, it is ready to provide support for countries that would want to organise their independent examinations.
The Minister explained that as Ghana had been able to bring the disease under control, it would organise the exams for its final year students with the support of WAEC.
He however noted that the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh would provide further details on the WASSCE and BECE 2020.
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