WASSCE 2020 Commences Today Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

The 2020 West African Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) begins today, Monday, July 20.

It begins with the Project Work for Visual Arts candidates. This will be followed by the practical examinations for Science students before the theory examinations begin on Monday, August 3.

This year’s WASSCE has sparked a lot of debate considering the current coronavirus crisis which has culminated in a lot of schools across the globe to be closed down.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo decreed the closure of all schools on Sunday, March 15, three days  after the country recorded its first two index cases.

But after three months, President Akufo-Addo announced a “phased approach” to easing restrictions that were imposed on the country in efforts to curb the spread of the virus.

Final-year students across all educational institutions in the country were asked to return to school from Monday, June 15 to complete their academic work and sit their respective examinations.

Senior high school (SHS) final-year students were joined by second-year students on the Gold Track.

Barely after a month of reopening, the final year students are starting their promotional examinations to tertiary institutions.

The exams is scheduled to end on September 5 with Principles of Cost Accounting and Technical Drawing.



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