Hohoe, April 9, GNA – This year’s West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) commenced without serious hitches at the Hohoe E. P. Senior High School (HEPSS) venue, centre for two schools.
Apart from a general blackout in the Volta region, which almost affected the conduct of the examinations, school authorities provided standby generators to augment the energy needs of the first paper, English Oral, which took place this morning.
According to Mr Teddy Ofori, WASSCE Supervisor at HEPSS told the GNA that a total of 619 students from HEPSS and Afadzato Secondary Technical Schools wrote the English paper without a problem.
He said three students including two girls absented themselves from the examination and efforts are being made to seek the reason for their absence.
Mr Ofori said the next paper would be integrated science on Wednesday and that the exercise would end on May 17.
Master Joseph Waponde, School Prefect of Afadzato SEC/TECH, Ms Delali Amenyo and Seidu Sadat both of HEPSS expressed joy for writing their first paper, saying, the experience was great and were optimistic of doing well in the examination. GNA