The government will absorb the full examination fees of all final year students sitting for this year’s West Africa Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE).
This was announced by President Akufo-Addo in a televised address on Sunday, 21 June 2020.
The President said:“For the first time in our nation’s history, government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 313,837students who will sit for the exams. GHS75.4 million will be spent on this. These SHS 3 students, also referred to by some as Akufo-Addo graduates are also the first group of beneficiaries of government free SHS beneficiaries to sit for the examination”.
Meanwhile, all final year students in Senior High Schools are scheduled to return to school tomorrow, Monday 22 June 2020 after three months break following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
In addition to the final year students, second year gold track students will also resume school on the same day.
Under the new protocols to keep the students safe, a maximum of only 25 students will be admitted to a class.
Also, day students in schools with boarding facilities will automatically become boarding students.
There will be no sporting activities and the wearing of face mask is mandatory for both students, teachers and non-teaching staff.