management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has received notification from West African Examination Council (WAEC) that it has suspended the Timetable for school candidate, 2020 for WASSCE and has also put the conduct at the said examinations on hold until further notice due to the outbreak of COVID 19 pandemic.
In the light of this development, Management of GES after consultations with the relevant bodies, hereby directs, that all final year students in the Senior High Schools should be allowed to go home immediately, until further notice.
Meanwhile Management is in serious discussion with WAEC on the conduct of the BECE and further directs that all schools which were open to allow final year students to prepare for their final examinations are also to close down effectively Monday 23rd March, 2020. Any decision arrived at after the discussion on the BECE will be communicated to the general public.
Students, parents and the general public are assured that, concrete steps are being taken to ensure that , all students will have access to academic programmes whiles at home.
Management is monitoring the situation and will review same in consultation with all the relevant institutions and bodies and update schools on next steps.
PROF. KWESI OPOKU-AMANKWA