The 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has taken off today, Monday, August 3, 2020 in the Ahanta West Municipality (AWMA) in the Western Region amid strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols.
A total of 1, 444 candidates, made up of 1,038 males and 358 females from three schools will sit for the examination at two centres throughout the Municipality.
The schools are St. Mary’s Boys SHS with 746 candidates, Baidoo Bonsoe Secondary Technical School (BBSTS) with 615 candidates (boys - 290 and girls- 325) and Sankor SHS with 83 candidates (boys - 50 and girls - 33).
In a visit to some of the schools by the NewsAvatar, though Supervisors and Headteachers could not speak, it was observed that all the COVID-19 safety protocols were being adhered to especially, the social distancing protocol in the exam halls.
Speaking to the NewsAvatar in an interview on the readiness of the schools and the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC), organizers of the exams, Mr Daniel Payne, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Municipal Education Office said, the adherence to the COVID-19 protocols have greatly improved since the form two Gold Track students are now on recess.
The five-week-long examination which started with theory papers will be brought to an end with Principles of Cost Accounting and Technical Drawing on September 5, 2020.
The Western Region has 24,332 as the total number of candidates sitting for the exams, comprising 11,731 males and 12,601 females, while a total of 375,737 candidates, made up of 187,574 males and 188,163 females from 976 schools will sit for the examination at 796 centres throughout the country.
In all, 60 subjects, made up of four (4) Core and fifty-six (56) Elective Subjects, would be made available to the candidates.
The subjects cover the seven programmes offered at Senior High School (SHS) such as General Arts, General Science, Business, Agricultural Science, Visual Arts, Home Economics, and Technical.
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