University Entrance Exams to replace WASSCE if covid-19 persists…the country will not collapse. – Minister hints
The Education Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh has hinted that if deadly Coronavirus persists, the government intends to engage stakeholders in the University Community on how best final year Senior High School (SHS) students can be admitted into various programmes, MyNewsGh.com can report.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been suspended by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) due to the rise in numbers in the deadly Coronavirus across the sub-region.
The exams will be suspended until the world is able to fight and arrest the deadly virus and this may affect the academic calendar of WAEC and other educational institutions in the country.
Reacting to this, the Minister of Education in an interview has mentioned that he has ordered that stakeholders in the Universities in the country thus Vice-Chancellors and Registrars should be engaged to provide a blueprint for admissions in case the disease persists for long.
He indicated that WASSCE was introduced by human beings and that if it is not written, the country will not collapse.
“We brought WASSCE, we didn’t come to meet WASSCE in this world so if there’s a new system that can help us we need to embrace it because we are in challenging times. So I’ve told the NCTE to call on the University Dons including Vice-Chancellors and Registrars so that they can help show us how they will admit students in case we are unable to write the WASSCE. This won’t destroy Ghana if we don’t write exams the country won’t collapse,” he said in audio in the possession of MyNewsGh.com.