Dr. Yaw Adutwum, Deputy Education Minster, has recently pinpointed out reasons why BECE, WASSCE need to proceed despite Covid 19 concerns.
On an interview with Citi TV, he made it clear in Governments defense with regards to why Ghana must hold the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) this year.
On June 22nd, about a total of 400,000 final year Senior High School students where made too return to school. Since then, at least 110 COVID-19 cases in 34 schools had so far been recorded.
However, despite the loads of concerns raised by parents and other stakeholders, the duputy minister stressed that “the government is not taking this lightly”
In addition, he stated that “The government has to grapple with getting the final years at various levels to move on so we can create space at the lower ranks for another group to come in.”
He also added that when JHS 3 students do not move on, planning would be difficult for the younger ones at home to also move.
“It is almost like you are removing this group so you can prevent clogging so you can even think about KG going to school otherwise there will be no KG 1. Others will be backlogged behind the gate and that will make the whole planning process very complicated,” he explained.