WASSCE 2018 promising – GES

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Head of the Public Relations Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Cassandra Twum Ampofo, says the Ghana Education Service (GES) is hopeful of better results in the 2018 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) than the previous years.

The West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) commenced on Wednesday. Over 380,000 students are sitting for the exams this year.

Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive,  Cassandra Twum Ampofo, explained that the change in timetable among other factors gave the students ample time to learn.

According to her, unlike previous years, the 2018 WASSCE time table was shifted from February to April to also aid teachers to complete the syllabus.

“The GES expects an improvement in the WASSCE results every year and we are hopeful that per the measures we have put in place, the 2018 WASSCE results will be better than previous years,” she added.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) earlier this month instructed heads of Senior High Schools (SHS) to cut some fees on final year students when schools reopened for the third term of the academic year.

The GES noted that final year students will spend less than seven weeks instead of the normal 14 weeks in a term in school and that it will be unfair for these students to be charged fees of both second and third terms.

Ghana | atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa