The West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is set to begin today, July 20, 2020.
It commences amid concerns about health protocols in place to ensure containment of the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The timetable which was submitted to the Ministry of Education indicates that the examination will begin today, with Project Work for Visual Arts candidates, while the theory papers will start from August 3, 2020, until September 5, 2020, when the examination will be brought to an end with Principles of Cost Accounting and Technical Drawing.
In all, 60 subjects, made up of four core and 56 elective subjects, have been made available to the candidates.
It will last for a period of five-weeks.
The subjects cover the seven programmes offered at senior high schools (SHS), namely, General Arts, General Science, Business, Agricultural Science, Visual Arts, Home Economics and Technical Skills.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has extended his best wishes to the candidates.
The President in a statement admonished the importance of education to development highlighting the need to ensure continuous education in the midst of Covid-19.
“I send best wishes to the three hundred and thirteen thousand, eight hundred and thirty-seven (313,837) final year Senior High School students, who will from Monday, 20th July, take the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE),” he said via Twitter on Sunday.