A total of 14,105 candidates are today Monday July 20 sitting for the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the Northern region alone.
The number is made up of 6,274 girls and 8,531 boys. The Savanna region has registered some 4,407 candidates for the examination making up of 1,902 girls and 2,5050 boys.
The Northeast region has also registered some 3,906 candidates with 1,746 out of the number being girls and 2,160 being boys.
The final year students make up the beneficiaries of the first batch of Free Senior High School programme under the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP)
Some 375, 737 students are expected to sit the examination nationwide. Candidates are sitting for the Visual Arts practicals paper today across all sixteen regions.
Meanwhile, the flag bearer of the largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress has sent his best wishes to candidates.
“This is certainly not the best of times to sit for an exit examination”.
“Bear in mind that you have made yourself, your parents and the entire nation proud for your outstanding courage to write at this time”, the former President said in a goodwill message on his Facebook wall.
He also assured the candidates of his prayers and that of Ghanaians as they take their examination under the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Be assured that my prayers and that of over 30 million Ghanaians will stay with you every single day until the examination is over. Please remember to observe the #COVID19 protocols before, during and after the exams”.