Government to absorb WASSCE fees of over 300,000 candidates

President Akufo-Addo has announced that the government will absorb the full examination fees of all students sitting for the 2020 West Africa Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE).

In a televised address to update the nation on the fight against COVID-19 indicated that a total of 318,837 students will benefit from the intervention which the government has estimated to cost GHS 75.4 million.

“For the first time in our nation’s history, Government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 313,837 SHS 3 students who will sit for the exam. GH¢75.4 million will be spent on this. These SHS 3 students, also referred to by some as the ‘Akufo-Addo graduates’, are the first group of beneficiaries of Government’s Free Senior High School policy to sit the WASSCE exams,” Akufo-Addo said.

The 2020 WASSCE in Ghana will take place from August 3, 2020 after six weeks of studies, having now returned to school.

The independent WASSCE exams will start from August 3, 2020.



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