It has gotten to our notice that West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) will on August 3,2020 begin the 2020 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (Wassce) for the five English speaking West African Countries.
This disclosure was made known by the Director – General of Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Amankwah. WAEC is therefore set to release a fresh timetable for the 2020 WASSCE which will start from August 3 to September 5, 2020
Well,WAEC was sopposed to commence the WASSCE for Ghanaian final year students this year meanwhile it was called off due to the covid-19 outbreak which led to closure of schools in some in Ghana and some other West African Countries.
However,WAEC has changed the directives,hence the conduct of the exams for all the five English speaking countries i.e Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Gambia.
Professor Kwasi Amankwah in an interview stated that the new directives by WAEC has been a blessing in disguise for Ghana as the govt was having a sleepless night over how to name the independent exams Ghana would have conducted.
Below are what he said to the media;
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.