Nana Akufo Addo has disclosed the government’s intention of absorbing the full examination fees of all students sitting for the 2020 West Africa Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE).
This was contained in his 12th Presidential Covid-19 address to the nation on Sunday, June 21. 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,” the President said on national television.