A total of forty four thousand, six hundred and ninety seven (44,697)final-year senior high school students are registered to write this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Mr Luke Mensah, Brong Ahafo Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview on “Ark Mantam yimu Kasebo” said the candidates consist twenty two thousand, one hundred and seventy nine (22,179) males and twenty two thousand five hundred and eighteen (22,518) females.
“The figures show there this an increase in the number of candidates recorded in previous years.
“We have 91 centers in the region. This year we combined some centers in the region thereby collapsing some centers. This indicates that not all the Senior High Schools have the centers”, he explained.
On invigilators for the examination, Mr. Mensah indicated that a total of 1,490 of them have been engaged for the exercise.
“Per the numbers one invigilator is to 30 students. This will help curb the perennial cases of malpractices during the examination in the region.
“The number of students in a hall determines the number of invigilators and we have one supervisor at each of the 91centers”, the PRO added.
Mr. Mensah disclosed the region had made a record this year with three schools having very high number of candidates. One SHS in Goaso has 1,998 candidates another one in Pru has presented 1,688 and Jinijini with 1,497.
By; Salomey Akosua Agyapong|myarkfmonline|