This year’s May/June West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) begins today.
The examination timetable which begins with Basketry 3 project work is expected to end on June 7, 2019, with the Elective Information and Communication Technology.
The English Language exam will, however, be written on May 9, 2019.
WASSCE is administered to school candidates in the final year of their West African Senior School courses and to private candidates.
The examination is for both the selection of candidates for tertiary institutions and for certification.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh in a goodwill message to the candidates, has wished them good luck and God’s guidance throughout the examination.
“On the occasion of the commencement of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) on Monday, 8th April, 2019, I wish to congratulate all of you on your dedication and hard work throughout your period of second-cycle education,” he said.
He reminded the candidates that “this is the period of reckoning and I believe in your ability to perform creditably in the examination. Indeed, your teachers have, over the period, prepared you adequately for the task ahead”.
The minister urged the candidates to conduct themselves properly, in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the examination.
“In your interest, I implore you to desist from any unacceptable conduct that may have the tendency to bring the examination into disrepute and also bring untold hardship to you, your parents and the community at large,” he advised them.
Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh also entreated all supervisors and invigilators to be vigilant and ensure that the right atmosphere was created at all times during the examination for the candidates not to be distracted in any way.