The Rebecca Foundation in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy in Ghana as part of efforts to ensure final year students sitting for the ongoing WASSCE are safe from the novel coronavirus have presented them with nose masks.
The spouse of President Akufo-Addo in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said the Covid-19 Personal protective equipment (PPE) was donated to some selected Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the Greater Accra Region.
“In all One hundred and Ninety thousand (190,000) nose masks were presented to nineteen(19) Senior High Schools partaking the ongoing WASSCE for School Candidates in the Greater Accra Region,” the First Lady said in the post.
Akosua Newman, the Operations Director at the Office of the First Lady in a short address said the PPE is meant to keep the students safe, boost their confidence, and ensure utmost concentration during the period of their exams.
“With the huge investments made by the government in the educational sector especially in SHSs, it is important to ensure these huge investments are crowned with the students making good grades at the WASSCE,” she stated.
The 2021 edition of the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) for School which commenced on Monday, August 16, 2021, is expected to end smoothly on Friday, October 8, 2021.
A total of 446,321 made up of 221,437 boys and 234,884 girls from 965 according to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) are writing the international examination administered at 763 centres across the country.
Prospective candidates have been urged to abide by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the examination and avoid any form of malpractice that could lead to the cancellation of their results.
Supervisors, Invigilators and persons associated with the conduct of the 2021 WAEC final examination similarly have been entreated by WAEC to be vigilant, refrain from taking their mobile phones to the examination hall.