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The 2015 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) has begun throughout the country with a call on the candidates to eschew all forms of examination malpractice from start to finish.

The Minister for Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, made the call while addressing some candidates ahead of the exams at Accra Girls Senior High School in Accra.

A total of Two hundred and sixty–eight thousand, seven hundred and seventy-one candidates from 868 public and private second cycle schools will be writing this year’s examinations at 866 centres throughout the country.

The Minister, who was also accompanied by the Ag. Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Mr. Jacob Kor, visited Osu Presby SHS and Accra Girls SHS, all in Accra to wish them well in the examinations.

“We came to wish you well in the examinations. Do your best you can to excel in your examinations”, she noted. “The worst you could do to yourself is to flout the examination regulations”, she added.

She also wished them God’s guidance in the examinations.

In a related development, the Deputy Minister (Tertiary), Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, also visited Labone SHS, St. Thomas Acquinas SHS, Armed Forces Sec. Technical, Burma Camp, Presby Boys SHS, Legon and Achimota School to acquaint himself with the conduct of the examinations.

At Labone SHS, 650 candidates were registered to begin the exams, 415 at St. Thomas Acquinas SHS, 253 at Armed Forces Sec. Technical, Burma Camp, 833 at Presby Boys SHS, Legon and 806 at the Achimota School.

At all centres visited, authorities admitted the successful commencement of the examinations.

The Deputy Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, noted that in order to curtail all forms of examination malpractice, security has been intensified at all centres. He also urged all Heads of second cycle schools never to deny some particular candidates from taking part in the examinations due to non-payment of school fees.

He also appealed to parents and guardians to pay all fees owed the schools before the end of the examinations.

 


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