A Deputy Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament, Dre. Clement Apaak has sent special best wishes to all West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) candidates.
The MP said challenges were confronting the education sector, however, the students must put in their best as they sit for the exams.
The 2022 examination started today, Monday, August 1, 2022.
Information from the West African Examinations Council’s (WAEC) website revealed that the candidates would begin with project work subjects such as basketry, ceramics and graphic design on Monday, August 1.
On Monday, August 29, 2022, the candidates would write the English language (oral) paper.
English language (essay and objectives) would be written on Thursday, September 8, 2022.
A total of 422,883 candidates from 977 schools registered for the WASSCE after the extended closing date of April 8, 2022.
The figure included 72 candidates with visual impairment, made up of 39 males and 33 females, as well as 14 candidates with hearing impairment.
Dr. Apaak admonished the candidates to put in their best despite the challenges they faced.
According to him, there was inadequate infrastructure, a lack of textbooks and other learning materials, overcrowded classrooms, dormitories, and the strike by the teachers among others but that should not stop them from performing well.
”Wishing all the 422,883 candidates sitting WASSCE 2022 the best. Not been easy for you: inadequate food; inadequate core textbooks; inadequate furniture; overcrowded classrooms, and dorms; strike by teachers among other challenges. But we have faith in you, do your best.”