The Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, embarked on monitoring of the ongoing West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) practical examinations in schools in the Eastern Region.
The Director General who was accompanied by Mr. Seth Nkatiah, of the Office of the Senior Minister, observed that candidates and invigilators were in strict compliance with the Covid-19 protocols. Students were masked up as they busily went about their practical examination.
The team visited Akim Aperade Senior High School, Akim Achiase Senior High School, Akim Swedru Senior High School, Attafuah Senior High Technical School, Akim Oda and St. Francis SHTS, Akim Oda, located in the Achiase, Birim South and Birim Central Districts.
Prof Opoku-Amankwa, in short message congratulated the candidates for their zeal and determination to defy the odds of the Covid-19 threats as they prepared adequately for the 2020 WASSCE.
“Posterity would be kind to your year group as Covid 19 pandemic nearly ruined your academic aspirations”
“The Good Lord will bless your energy and reward you handsomely with good results”.
The team also took advantage to inquire on the receipts of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEsl supplied by government to schools and the general campuses reactions to the observance of the social distancing, (in the classrooms, dormitories and dining halls), display of Veronica buckets, the daily checking of students’ temperatures and Covid-19 protocol notices placed at vantage points.
The schools visited were very responsive to the Covid 19 protocols. The general school atmosphere was calm and steady.
Below are some photos from his tour.