The Government of Ghana (GoG) has absorbed the WASSCE registration fees of 313,837 Akufo-Addo graduates who will write this year’s WASSCE examination, President Akufo-Addo has announced.
President Akufo-Addo proclaimed this in his 12th televised address to the nation on Sunday June 21, when he was updating the country on measures being put in place ahead of June 22 school reopening for final year students and form 2 Gold track senior high school students.
According to His Excellency Akufo-Addo, an amount of GH¢ 75.4 million will be spent on the payment of the WASSCE registration fees for the students.
He furthered that Form 3 students now referred to as ‘Akufo-Addo graduates’ are the first batch of beneficiaries of the Akufo-Addo led government Free Senior High School policy started in September 2017 to write the WASSCE exams.
He added that 1.2 million children, the highest such enrolment in the country’s history are currently in various Senior high schools amid the Free SHS policy dedicated to improve and make education accessible to every Ghanaian child.
Following the permission for schools to reopen tomorrow Monday, June 22, the Akufo-Addo assured that the “government is determined to protect the lives of the 800,000 students, teachers, and non-teaching staff, who will be returning to school from tomorrow. I will be the last person to put the lives of the ‘Akufo-Addo graduates’ at risk.”