Government to absorb full fees of over 300,000 WASSCE candidates

President Akufo-Addo has announced that government will absorb the full examination fees of all students sitting for the 2020 West Africa Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE).

The president made the announcement on Sunday, June 21 when he addressed the nation on measures taken by government in the fight against the novel Coronavirus.

According to the President a total of 318,837 students will benefit from the intervention which the government has estimated to cost GHS 75.4 million.

“For the first time in our nation’s history, government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 323,837 students who will sit for the exams. GHS75.4 million will be spent on this. These SHS 3 students, also referred to by some of the Akufo-Addo graduates are also the first group of beneficiaries of government free SHS beneficiaries to sit for the examination,” Akufo-Addo said.

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