Mayor for Kumasi Metropolis Hon Osei Assibey in the early hours of Monday paid an inspection visit to some Senior High schools to assess the organization of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The official visit served as a platform for the government official to encourage and kick-out any fear in candidates as they sat to write their first paper.
Schools he visited were Kumasi Girls Senior High School, Serwaa Nyarko Senior High School and Kumasi Wesley Girls Senior High School. Whim was the Metro Director for Education Mr. David Oppong.
Reporting at each institution, he examined hall and classrooms vis-à-vis the social distancing seating arrangement of candidates and the level of adherence on the part of students to covid-19 protocols especially the wearing of nose mask and the application of hand-rub sanitizers.
Addressing the media after the inspection, Hon Osei Assibey said he was impressed by how various schools positioned and prepared for this year’s WASSCE.
He applauded officials of the Metro Education Directorate and by extension the Regional Director and Minster for Education Hon Matthew Opoku Prempeh on safety measures they put in place, hence the smooth start of the final exams despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The mayor encouraged candidates that there is no need for them to entertain any fear. He advised them to stick to their books and keep revising on all that they were thought.
STATISTICS ON KUMASI’S VERSION OF 2020 WASSCE
This year, a total of 10,141 students drown from 13 Senior High Schools within the Kumasi Metropolis sat for WASSCE.
Out of the number 5,024 were males and 5,117 females.
The breakdown on the number of candidates per each institution is catalogued below;
Serwaa Nyarko Girls SHS- 506 (females)
Armed Forces SHTS – 517 (males), 219 (females)
Opoku Ware SHS- 1001 (males)
Asanteman SHS- 587 (males), 341 (females)
Adventist SHS- 326 (males), 501 (females)
Anglican SHS- 568 (males), 374 (females)
Prince of Peace SHS – 9 (males)
Islamic SHS – 487 (males), 702 (females)
Kumasi Girls SHS – 747 (females)
T.I Ahmadiyya SHS – 673 (males), 460 (females)
Kumasi Senior High Technical School- 549 (males), 323 (females)
St. Hubert Seminary SHS- 316 (males)
Kumasi Wesley Girls SHS- 935 (females)
By Enock Akonnor; Editor-in-Chief