2020 WASSCE begins on August 3 for all WAEC member countries- Read for More details

2020 WASSCE begins on August 3 for all WAEC member countries- Read for More details

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) will on August 3 commence the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for all five English-speaking West African countries.

This was revealed by the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah in an interview monitored by ABC News.

Prior to the changes in the directive, WAEC was supposed to conduct an independent WASSCE for Ghanaian candidates this year as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus, which led to the closure of schools in the other WAEC member countries.

However, that has been changed and the exams will now be conducted in all five countries; that is Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia.

According to Prof. Amankwa, this is a step in the right direction because the government was thinking of how to name the independent exams Ghana would conduct and also feared the troubles that might emanate if other member countries accuse WAEC of setting easy questions for Ghanaian students.

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However, that fear has been allayed since all member countries will now be writing the same exams.

He noted that “the whole West Africa, I mean the 5-member countries have bought into our plan so now all five countries will do the WAEC exams like we used to. The exams will start on the 3rd of August. So we thank the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh for making this fruitful.

WAEC is therefore set to release a fresh timetable for the 2020 WASSCE which will start from August 3 to September 5, 2020.