Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has in his 12th address to the nation after the outbreak of coronavirus, announced good news for all students in Ghana.
President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo indicates in his recent update that, a total amount of 75.4 million Ghana cedis has been dedicated for the payment of fees for three hundred and thirteen thousand, eight hundred and thirty seven (313, 837) final year students, set to write the 2020 edition of the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
The 2020 batch of WASSCE students are the first, to write final examination since the government introduced the free Senior High School policy in Ghana.
These students were privileged to enjoy free education and the announcement by the President to absorbed their examination fees is another promise fulfilled.
‘These SHS 3 Students also known as the Akuffo Addo graduates are the 1st group of beneficiaries of the free Senior High School Policy who are sitting for the WASSCE Examinations. One point two million (1.2million) children, the highest enrolment in Ghana’s history because of the free Senior High School policy,” Nana Addo indicated.
According to him, the fate of some 400,000 and more students enrolled through the free Senior High School Policy would have hanged in the balance if not for the policy.
The final year Senior High School students and the second year Gold track SHS students will be reporting back to school on Monday June 22, 2020, after a long break due to the restrictions imposed as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.
They are expected to obey all social distancing protocols during their stay in school. Government has already through the Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies fumigated these schools to make them habitable for the students.