Thousands write WASSCE today

Final year Senior High School (SHS) students across the country will this morning begin writing the West Africa Senior Schools Certificate Examinations, WASSE.

This year’s examination will see the largest number of students sitting the exam due to the combination of two batches of students – the last batch of four-year SHS students under the 2007 educational reform policy writing the examination with the first batch of three-year SHS students following the reversal of the duration of SHS education from four to three years in 2010.

In all, 409,754 candidates, consisting of 220,866 males and 188,881 females, from 724 public and private senior high schools (SHSs) are expected to write the exams.

It will be written simultaneously in four other English-speaking West African countries including Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia and Sierra Leone.