The Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) have jointly issued a guideline for the exit of students who have just completed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and are returning home Friday, September 4, 2020 after a successful examination.
Under the guidelines, any school where no positive case of COVID-19 has been recorded, the students can vacate and go home.
Additionally, any school that recorded a positive case but has not reported any new positive case within the last two weeks, the students can vacate and go home, reports Graphic Online’s Severious Kale Dery on the Education Desk.
This is contained in a statement jointly signed by the Director-General of the GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa and the Director-General of the GES Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye and issued in Accra Thursday, September 3, 2020.
After months of uncertainty and apprehension arising out of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Senior high schools (SHSs) reopened to final-year students on June 22 for them to undergo six weeks of academic work up to July 31, 2020.
That enabled them to prepare to write their final examination between August 3 and September 4, this year.
The 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) finally kicked off for Ghanaian candidates in July.
In all, 375,737 candidates from 976 schools took part in the examination at 796 centres throughout the country.
Out of the figure, about 188,163 were females, while the remaining 187,573 were males.