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Twenty-four thousand, eight hundred and thirty students in Northern Region among candidates sitting this year’s WASSCE.

This year’s West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) began on Monday morning with project work for Visual Arts candidates. The project work included; basketry, paintings and woodwork.

A total of 375,737 candidates made up of 187,574 males and a slightly higher female representation of 188,163 is sitting the examinations from 976 participating Senior High Schools. This year’s WASSCE are being written at 796 centres across all 16 regions of Ghana.

In the Northern, Savanna and North East Regions, a total of 24,830 candidates are expected to take part in the WASSCE. The figure includes 10, 725 females.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has meanwhile called on candidates to desist from borrowing materials in examination halls in the advent of COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the head of Public Affairs at the National Office of WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, candidates should get their own stationary before entering examination halls.

She also reminded candidates that the council’s examination rules were still in force and these include the ban on use of Mobile Phones and other foreign materials in examination halls and no talking rule.

She said WAEC adequately put in place security measures to ensure a smooth examination devoid of malpractices and was also relying on the existing COVID-19 protocols.

This year’s WASSCE is expected to end on September 5.

Story By: Edward A. Ken-zorre |www.diamondfmonline.com|

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