The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) following the forthcoming 2021 WASSCE for School has donated mathematical sets, exercise books, rulers and pens to final year students preparing for the international examination.
The leadership of NUGS made the presentation to WASSCE candidates in Accra Girls Senior and Keta Senior High Technical School after they early this week embarked on a two days career coaching and donation exercise.
Students after receiving the materials were also coached on the career implications of the courses they decide to pursue in tertiary education and the need to pay attention to the changing nature of work in making their choices.
According to the West African Examinations Council, a total of 446,321 prospective SHS 3 students representing 221,437 males and 234,884 females from 965 Senior High Schools will sit for the examination in September this year.
Out of the 965 Senior High Schools (SHSs), 651 are public and 314 are private. The Council in a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh indicated the WASSCE for School will be administered at 763 examination centres nationwide.
The Head of National Office – WAEC, Mrs Wendy Addy-Lamptey in her address at a press conference advised the final year students to abide by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the Senior High School examination.
“Let me advise all candidates to comply with the rules and regulations of the examination and avoid any form of malpractice that could lead to the cancellation of their results and being barred from taking WAEC exams,” she stated.
The WAEC official similarly appealed to supervisors and invigilators to refrain from taking their mobile phones to the examination hall during the administration of the final exams and be vigilant in carrying out their duties as expected.