Nana Akufo-Addo said every Ghanaian acknowledges that education is the key to the future of the country and “we, therefore, must do everything possible, even in the midst of a pandemic, to guarantee the prospects of our youth, protect their potential, and, thereby, help preserve our collective future.”
The President urged everyone associated with the conduct of the final examinations – that is – teaching and non-teaching staff, invigilators and students to abide by the enhanced hygiene, mask-wearing and social distancing protocols as the country fight to defeat COVID-19.
Nana Akufo-Addo wished the students “the best of luck and Godspeed” in their examination.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has pulled out of this year’s WASSCE citing health concerns with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASSCE is a West African examination for final year high school students written by Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and Liberia.