Prof. Kwesi Yankah

The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof Kwesi Yankah, has on Monday 20th July, 2020, sent a goodwill message to all candidates sitting for WASSCE in Senior High Schools in Agona East.
The brief ceremonies took place at Nsaba Presby Senior High School, Namanwura Community Day School, Kwanyako Secondary Technical School and Swedru Senior High School.
His visit sought to encourage candidates to prepare adequately for the WAEC examinations especially during the era of COVID-19.
He said, “these are different times where students, for the first time, have had to wear nose masks, sanitizer and wash their hands several times before entering examination halls”. He added that “Government is expecting nothing short of the best from you as the very first batch of the Free SHS policy. You have a huge opportunity to justify the investment made in you by the country. We as a Ministry and Government, believe in you. Go all out and do your best. Make yourselves, families, teachers and the Government proud with results of your examination”.

The students were full of praise over the Minister’s timely visit and words of inspiration.
They pledged their commitment to do their best in securing grades between A1-C6 that would qualify them to enter into tertiary education. Miss Audrey Lamptey, a final year General Science student, expressed appreciation to the Minister and Government for the FSHS policy and it’s successful implementation. She said “we always feel so special as the first batch of the policy. And thank the President for a bold initiative like this. We are prepared and ready to pass this examination. We promise to perform better than those who completed last year”.

This year’s West African Examination Council’s WASSCE officially starts today with practical exams for Visual Arts candidates.
In Agona East, a total of over 1,800 candidates will be writing the examination expected to end in September.

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