Minister for Information, Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister for Information, Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) would conduct an independent WASSCE examination for Ghana alone.

The government spokesperson made this revelation in an interview with the Accra-based Citi FM, the Information Minister when asked on how WASSCE candidates in Ghana alone were going to take their exams after WAEC suspended the conduct of the exams for the entire West African region, said the examination Council would provide support for countries that would want to organise their independent examinations.

According to the Member of Parliament for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency, Ghana had been able to bring the coronavirus situation under control, he added that WAEC would consequently conduct the exams for its final year students with the support of WAEC.

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The President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo in his 10th televised address to the citizenry Sunday night May 31, 2020 announced that final year students of junior high, senior high, and universities can resume classes and lectures ahead of the conduct of their postponed final examinations.

The President said the reopening of schools takes effect Monday June 15, 2020, adding that each student and teacher would be equipped with reusable nose/face mask to avoid contracting and spreading of the virus in schools.

He also said the Ghana Education Service and its partner the Ministry of Education would provide necessary preventive items such as veronica buckets, alcohol based hand sanitizers among other in all schools.

The reopening dates for final year students are as follows; university students are to report to on campus on 15th June, final year senior high school (SHS 3) students together with SHS 2 gold track students on 22nd June and final-year junior high school (JHS 3) students on 29th June.


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