Final year students are sitting their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
A total of 375,737 candidates on Monday commenced the written exams that is taking place in over 796 examination centres across the country. 187,574 of the candidates are males and 188,163 are females. The Ashanti region has the highest number of candidates 87,295, followed by Eastern region with 56,467 candidates.
According to the statistics, Greater Accra has 37,974 candidates, 19,484 being females, Oti and Volta regions, 34,466 candidates, 17,622 being males.
In the Northern, Savannna and North East Regions, 24,830 candidates would be writing the examination with 14,105 being males.
Private schools presented a total of 61,899 candidates with public schools presenting 313,838 students.
Candidates, depending on their courses, were expected to write four core subjects and three other electives.
The examination is expected to end on September 5, this year.