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NANA Free SHS Students Set For WASSCE Today

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The total number of WASSCE 2020 candidates which is 375,737 will from today, Monday, July 20 begin sitting for their final year (West African Senior School Certificate Examination) in Ghana. Out of the above listed figures, about 188,163 females and the remaining 187,573 are males.

The new timetable was released after the West African Examination Council(WAEC) got approval from the Ministry of Education. The commencement of the examination starts with Project Work for Visual Arts candidates while the theory papers will start from August 3,2020, until September 5,2020 when the five-long-weeks examination will be brought to an end with Principles of Cost Accounting and Technical Drawing.

The Ashanti Region has the highest number of candidates of 87,295 followed by the Eastern Region which has 56,467 candidates, while Bono East and Ahafo regions combined followed with 45,295 candidates with the Central and the Greater Accra regions representing 42,956 and 37,974 candidates, respectively.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) which conducts the WASSCE concurrently in anglophone West Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Liberia announced on 20th March 2020 that it was indefinitely suspending the annual exam due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moreover, upon several discussions with Ghana following the country’s decision to ease Covid-19 restrictions and allow final year students return to school, it was agreed that the exams will be held independently for Ghana.

In the history of Ghana for the first time, the government have absorbed the full examination fees of all students sitting for the examination at an estimated cost of GHc 75.7 million.

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