Source:savannanews24.com/Hamza Lansah Lolly:
The Northern Regional Minister, Hon Salifu Saeed today visited some examination centers within the region to monitor the ongoing West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The 2017/2018 West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has commenced in various Senior High Schools across the country with a total number of 316,985 candidates taking part in the examination.
The exams which commenced on Wednesday, April 4, is being conducted in 946 examination centres nationwide and is expected to end on May 10.
In the Northern Region, over 21,500 candidates are taking part in the examination comprising 9,055 girls and the remaining boys.
Speaking to the Press at the Tamale Senior High (Tamasco) examination centres in the Sagnarigu Municipality where about 1015 candidates from Tamale Senior High and R Salam Islamic Senior are writing the English paper, Hon Saeed urged the candidates to continue to be discipline for the rest of the papers.
According to him, this year’s WASSCE have been very encouraging, saying that, reports of exam malpractice, absenteeism and teenage pregnancy that normally associate its self with the examination are no more.
Hon Salifu Saeed behalf of the H.E. President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia wishes all the WASSCE candidates best of luck and again thanked all heads of institutions and the supervisory committee of the Ghana Education Service for a great job done.
The Northern Regional Director of Education, Alhaji Haruna Cambodia hinted that, there are not been any report of exam malpractice and pray that candidates will not bend the rules of the examination.
He urged candidates not to indulge themselves into any form of leakage, “they should not be tempted at all… it is not good for one candidate to destroy to future of the whole school because the whole school results can be cancel as result of a misbehaviour or misconduct of a particular candidate. So I still want to urged them …we have not yet completed the exams and I urged them to continue with that good behaviour”.