John Dramani Mahama, the former president of the Republic of Ghana and the current leader and flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress has extended his goodwill message to the final year students across the second cycle institutions who are sitting for the 2020 West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The former president in his statement said, the Coronavirus pandemic era is not the best season for final year students to write their exit examination. That notwithstanding, their acceptance to sit for the examinations in this crucial moment alone makes them very courageous and victorious.
Mr. Mahama recount the successes of Ghana and said, the Republic of Ghana is recognized for outstanding WASSCE performances in West Africa among many Africa countries. According to him, the candidates are already heroes even before entering the examination hall. He is confident that, nothing will change the strong academic foundation of Ghana.
He therefore admonished the students to to strictly observe the novel coronavirus safety protocols while they sit for the examination.
Read his full statement below.
Best wishes to our gallant WASSCE candidates who are beginning their exams today. This is certainly not the best of times to sit for an exit examination, but bear in mind that you have made yourself, your parents and the entire nation proud for your outstanding courage to write at this time.
Ghana has for successive years been known and celebrated for producing the best WASSCE results in West Africa, and that is why, you, even before stepping into the examination hall, are already our heroes. Nothing can change that.
Be assured that my prayers and that of over 30 million Ghanaians will stay with you every single day until the examination is over. Please remember to observe the #COVID19 protocols before, during and after the exams.