GES hasn’t released 2020 WASSCE timetable, disregard social media reports – Dr Adutwum urges public

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Deputy Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has stated that no decision has been made on the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

He is, therefore, urging the general public, especially Senior High School students to disregard all information circulating on social media platforms which have not been endorsed by the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service.

On Friday, March 20, the WASSCE scheduled for May/June this year was suspended as part of efforts to support member countries effectively roll out preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 which includes the closure of all schools indefinitely.

As the original date for the examination draws close, there have however been reports of a released timetable to guide the conduct of the examinations causing anxiety among WASSCE candidates.

Addressing the issue, Dr Adutwum said such reports are fake, and ill-intended to cause fear and panic and urged the public to disregard it.

“The timetable is a social media thing, it’s not true. Unless you hear from the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service that there’s a timetable, do not believe it. All that I will say is go ahead and study. As a soldier preparing for war you don’t know when the war will break so go ahead and study but don’t worry about anything you see on social media, wait for what the Director-General of GES will say after the President gives the directives,” he said in an interview with Accra-based Joy News and monitored by ABC News.

“Decisions have not been made, whatever you see on social media, don’t trust it. Social media is social media, anybody can circulate anything. At the appropriate time, when the decisions are made, it will be communicated to the whole country so that you know what to do. Different countries have dealt with it differently. Every country has its own unique way of existence, there are some places in the world where they said schools have ended for the year, when we come back we will continue.”

Dr Adutwum added that the decision to reopen schools just like all directives will be made by President Akufo-Addo at the appropriate time as he continues to monitor trends of the disease and consider advice from experts.

“In other places, they rolled out online learning and they continued, in other places, they are waiting for things to change and then they will continue where they left off so every place is considering different options around the world and the President is being advised accordingly and he will make the decision as to how he wants us to proceed.

“The president is leading with science and data, he’s monitoring everything and he will be able to tell the country at the appropriate time that this is what directives should be done and all of us will spring into action and do the appropriate thing to make sure our children have the education they need and they are learning in a very safe environment,” he indicated.

 

 

Source: ABCNewsgh.com

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