Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum as the 2021 edition of the WASSCE for School starts Monday, August 16, 2021, has sent an encouraging or goodwill message to candidates sitting for the WAEC international examination.
The Minister for Education in a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh urged the final year SHS students to be of good conduct during and after the examination to ensure the successful conduct of the 2021 WASSCE.
“My dear candidates as you start your examinations today, I wish you to excel after all your hard work over the past years,” the Member of Parliament for the Bosomtwe Constituency told the second batch of free SHS students.
He in the goodwill message added that “your teachers have contributed their quota by imparting a great volume of knowledge in you and you have also burned the midnight oil for this day, now is your time to go for victory.”
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has disclosed over 446,000 students from various Senior High schools (SHSs) across the country registered to sit for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, the spokeswoman for the Examinations Council, Mrs Agnes Teye Cudjoe said her outfit is ready and prepared for the administration of the yet to commence examination.
“The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will start next week for some final year SHS students but the examination will officially begin in September for all candidates, and we are prepared,” she stated.
Asked who set the WASSCE questions, the WAEC official replied the questions were set by staff of the West African Examinations Council adding that they were set based on the students’ syllabus approved by the Ministry of Education
“We invite some teachers who are subject experts or what we call them item writers, some of them work with WAEC and others are in the classroom, we train and commission them for the process,” the WAEC spokesperson added..