July 16, 2021

The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Adu-Twum has said, in 2020, Government through its efforts to help students amidst COVID-19 to prepare for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) procured 568,755 past questions for students to try their hands on before sitting for the actual exams.

He explained that, the Ministry of Education contracted Messrs Kingdom Books and Stationery to supply 568,755 WASSCE past questions at a contract price of GHS 33,641,043.75.

Dr Adu-Twum concluded that, procurement of these questions was funded through the Free Senior High School Account and the results of the 2020 WASSCE was tremendous compared to previous years WASSCE performance.

The Minister gave this clarity when the Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr. Clement A. Apaak asked the Minister, how much it cost the State to procure 568,755 pieces of past examination questions for Senior High School students who wrote the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2020 and the source of funds for the procurement.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com