His Excellency Akufo-Addo ahead of last year’s WASSCE expressed a hope the first batch of free SHS students he named as Akufo-Addo graduates will pass the examination despite the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic.
He declared this speaking in a televised address to the nation monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh on preventive measures put in place by the central government to slow and curb the deadly locally transmitted coronavirus.
To ensure persons associated with the conduct of the WASSCE are safe from the novel virus, Akufo-Addo said each candidate, invigilator, supervisor and school administrator will be provided with 3 pieces of reusable nose/face masks.
“Veronica Buckets, sanitisers, tissue paper, gallons of liquid soap, and thermometer guns have been distributed to various examination centres across the country.” President Nana Addo stated in his Covid televised address.
He furthered that “to ensure maximum social or physical distancing, each examination room or hall will contain no more than twenty-five (25) candidates depending on the size of a particular classroom.”
With all these measures put in place, Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stated he is confident that the first batch of the Free Senior High School beneficiaries, also known as Akufo-Addo graduates, will excel in the international examination.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has scheduled to administer this year’s WASSCE for School examination for the second batch of Free SHS beneficiaries from Monday, August 16 to September this year.