President Akufo Addo has announced that the government will absorb West African Secondary School Certificate Examination fees for all final year students for the 2019/2020 academic year.
The President who made this known in a televised address on Sunday, June 21, 2020, said 75.4 million cedis will be spent by the government in that regard.
“For the first time in our nation’s history, government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 323,837 students who will sit for the exams. GHS75.4 million will be spent on this. These SHS 3 students, also referred to by some of the Akufo-Addo graduates are also the first group of beneficiaries of government free SHS beneficiaries to sit for the examination,” he said.