The Ghana Education Service (GES) has insisted that the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is scheduled to come on as planned despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking on Citi FM, Madam Cassandra Twum Ampofo, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the GES stated that no directive has been received from the government to put the exams on hold.
“We’re going ahead with the WASSCE, we’ve not received any directive to hold on. We are going to conduct the exams and WAEC is preparing for that.”
With regards to how the GES is ensuring the safety of students she said, “of course, we get reports from our heads, and currently, I can confirm the ones at Mfantsipim and Konongo Senior High School but we are not aware of Odogorno. It came out yesterday but it’s not true and so we receive such reports from the schools.”
She added, “we have holding rooms in all the schools and we have trained health personnel there so when they come across any Covid-19 symptoms, the person is isolated. We have also mapped all schools to a health facility.”