A Ghana based online media outfit, Graphic Online, has reported that the Ghana Office of the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) is going ahead with plans for the 2020 School Certificate Examinations despite Nigeria’s withdrawal from the regional examination.
The online media, in an interview with WAEC head of public relations in Ghana, Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the Ghana office said it is focused on the examination as the nation’s government has not made any communication to the contrary.
She said since the government has not changed its mind regarding the examination, it is focused on conducting a credible examination for the Ghana candidates.
According to her, when the pandemic broke out, Ghana planned how it would conduct the examination alone but other countries later keyed into the decision of the country.
Graphic Online reports that President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo announced modalities for the re-opening of schools on May 31, 2020. The resumption was from basic to tertiary institutions.
Following that decision, the schools resumed on June 22, 2020 in Ghana.
The report says July 20, 2020, has been set for project work of Visual Arts candidates while other examinations will kick off from August 3, 2020.