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The 2021 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) begins nationwide on Wednesday September 1, 2021, with roughly about 446,321 candidates across the country sitting for the Examination.
The Savannah region, according to the regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Kpirika Jatuat, has four thousand two hundred and sixty five (4,265) candidates registered to write the 2021 WASSCE examination in the region.
Salaga Senior High School is leading with the highest number of candidates of seven hundred and ninety seven (797) whilst St. Anthony of Padua senior high/technical school being the lowest with just 4 candidates only.
Speaking to Abdulai Nuhu Zulka on Kareyanch3 Super Morning on radio Peace and Development (radio PAD 95.1), the PRO explained that out of the total number of four thousand two hundred and sixty five (4,265) candidates, two thousand three hundred and twenty-five (2,325) of them are males and whilst one thousand nine hundred and thirty (1,930) are females.
The Fourteen (14) Senior High Schools in the region are writing their (Oral) English language paper today September 1, 2021.
The PRO explained that one of the reasons why there is high number of boys participation as compare to low number of girls in this year’s WASSCE examination in the region is that girls who are of school going age and are supposed to be in school, are still left in the house.
Jatuat is therefore, calling for a collective effort by all stakeholders to encourage the girl child education in the region and Ghana as a whole.
The regional education directorate whilst wishing all candidates the best of luck, is also urging them to comport themselves and obey examination rules and regulations.
The breakdown of candidates registered for each school are as follows;
Damongo SHS 682 (392 boys, 290 girls)
Daboya SHS 107 (67 boys, 50 girls)
Bole SHS 605 (334 boys, 271 girls)
Salaga SHS 797 (380 boys, 417 girls)
T.I Ahmadiya SHS 790 (529 boys, 261 boys)
Buipe SHS 140 (78 boys, 62 girls)
Tuna SHS 302 (208 boys, 124 girls)
St. Anthony Peduah SHS 4 boys
St. Anne’s Girls SHS 32 girls
Bamboi SHS 37 (26 boys, 11 females)
Buipe Technical SHS 109 (26 boys, 83 girls)
Ndewura Jakpa SHS 453 (220 boys, 233 girls)
Sawla SHS 161 (70 boys, 91 girls)
Wasipe SHS 6 (1 boy, 5 girls)
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