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The Secretary of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), Mr. Kwame Owusu Aduomi has indicated that Senior High School students across the country are in shape and ready to write the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) with measures being put in place to safeguard them including the invigilators in this covid-19 era.

In an interview with Nana Ampratwum on Omanbapa morning show,the Secretary indicated that the students are well prepared to write the exams irrespective of this pandemic,adding that government has absorbed all fees which should have been paid by the students.

''The students were almost into the start of the examinations when the covid-19 outbreak set in causing them to go back home...we therefore felt that there were some level of rusting spending some time at home and so we gave the students some two weeks just to prep them up after they resumed school and so we believe they are more than prepared to write the paper ''

He explained that students in isolation due to covid-19 might be given permission to write the exams depending on the school authority and the Isolating center.

''The authorities may decide if it would be feasible to allow them in to write or we send the examination to the isolation centers for the affected students to write.... all would be decided by health authorities''

 The West African Examination Council started the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) across the country on Monday.

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-week-long examination will be brought to an end with Principles of Cost Accounting and Technical Drawing.

In all, 60 subjects, made up of four core and 56 elective subjects, have been made available to the candidates.

SilverNEWS / SilverFM / Ghana



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