About 10,000 Senior High School Students who qualify to sit for the ongoing West African Senior High Schools Examination WASSCE will miss the opportunity to write the exams, seasoned journalist, Kweku Baako has disclosed.
That he said was because some headmasters of some SHS in the country failed to register their students for this year’s exams.
The seasoned journalist made the disclosure on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo with Kwami Sefa Kayi on Wednesday, July 22.
Kweku Baako also noted that more than 500 students out of the number were from just one school.
“There’s one particular school where about 607 candidates were not registered. There’s another one, 281 were not registered. In fact, the figures are building up to about 10000 in all,” he mentioned.
“Kwame It’s a serious matter. They have collected the students’ money. Their signed list given to the GES is available, their names are there. They (school Heads) have received all the free SHS logistics. They receive the money and logistics in the name of these students on their signed list but yet they’ve not registered them,” Kweku Baako lamented.
The factual journalists, however, did not make known the identity of the schools adding that the appropriate authorities would make the full exposé at the right time.
“I want the authorities to do a full disclosure. And I’m sure, per what I’m told, the full list will be published, the names will be published; that is the Heads and indeed possibly they will be surcharged for what they’ve done.”
2020 WASSCE Examination Underway
On Monday, the 2020 WASSCE examination began across the country with some project work underway for visual arts candidates.
A total of 375,737 candidates from 976 schools will be writing the examination at 796 centers throughout the country.