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WAEC Outlines New Rules For The 2020 WASSCE & BECE

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has outlined a new set of rules of conduct for the 2020 WASSCE and BECE examination amid the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus. 

The council explained that the new rules will help protect the prospective candidates, invigilators, and supervisors from contracting the deadly Coronavirus which has been claiming lives all over the world. 

According to the Head of school Examination Administration Department at WAEC - Ghana, the Examination Council has put adequate measures in place for the successful conduct of the forthcoming national examination. 

He indicated that the 2020 WASSCE for school candidates will officially start in the month of August and end in the first week of September, 2020. 


Mr. Godfred Addo speaking in a zoom interview said:

1. WAEC will provide all invigilators with hand gloves to enable them to thoroughly search the candidates before the start of the examination each day. 

2. It will also provide alcohol - based hand sanitizers to invigilators as part of the precautionary measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 disease. Both students and invigilators will be made to wash their hands under running water with soap ,before the start and after every paper. 

3. He further said, to ensure maximum social distancing, each classroom will contain at least 25 candidates depending on the size of the class. 

4. Candidates are to report 1hour before the start of the examination according to the Head of Examination. The council will not tolerate any form of lateness at the examination centre. 

5. The wearing of the face masks is mandatory for candidates, invigilators and supervisors. Candidates without face masks will not be allowed entry into the examination hall. 

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  1. I don't agree with the first rule. Assuming, an invigilator wears the gloves and the gloves come into contact with a student with COVID-19, the invigilator will use that same hand gloves to search another student without COVID-19. Now the one without Covid-19 will now come into contact with gloves and will carry the virus from the gloves to the students which is a very bad idea. They should think about that too before taking any action. Students should not allow the invigilators to search them with one same hand gloves. The gloves may carry the virus.

  2. Naaa, I don't Concord to rule 1,what if the gloves are infected with the virus, no searching of student's
    Think of other way, for this will not help us

  3. The rule de3 asem oo but should they leave the candidates unsearched 🙄?


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