Govt didn’t absorb 2020 WASSCE fees for all – WAEC

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Govt didn’t absorb 2020 WASSCE fees for all . This is according to WAEC. The West African Examination Council has showed that contrary to the assertion of government, that it has absorbed 2020 WASSCE fees for all, some students and schools were not part.

Thus the information is not entirely true. Students who are to write the examination because they attend private schools had to pay their exam fees out of their pockets.

This has been the practice even at the basic school level. The government only absorbs Exams fees of students in public schools and makes everyone believe that it is paying the exam fees for all students taking the said examination.

Did government absorb 2020 WASSCE for all students?

 

Head of School Examinations Administration Department of the Ghana Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Godfried Addo debunked the statement made by the president during an interview on Happy 98.9 FM.

“The registration fees of final year students have been absorbed by the government but private candidates have to pay for theirs,” he stated.

This explanation shows that the WASSCE 2020 fees have only been absorbed for students in public secondary schools that are recognized and excludes all students receiving tuition in private ones.

Thus foreigners in public schools enjoy this national privilege whiles citizens in private schools do not. What an irony.

Going forward, there is a need for the government to subsidize the examination fees of students in private institutions by at least 50% if the full exams fees cannot be absorbed.

This should cover students in both secondary and basic schools owned and managed by government and private individuals and institutions.

A fair playing ground like this will help ensure all students in Ghana enjoy this. The current practice that seeks to neglect private school students must be shelved very soon.

Private schools pay taxes and contribute to the development of Ghanaian manpower, education and economy. This support for their students who are often Ghanaian children is long overdue.

 

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