Hon. Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) of the Greater Accra Region has visited second cycle examination centers within his Municipality where the 2021 West African Secondary School Examination (WASSCE) is taken place.
The visit has amongst others, the objectives to monitor the activities within the schools, interact with school heads and examiners and to also encourage the candidates who commenced their exams with the core English Language paper.
Hon. Nii Adjei Tawiah who was accompanied on the tour by the KoKMA Education Director, Madam Joyce Osae-Appenteng advised the candidates to study hard, take their examinations seriously so as to come out with flying colours and refrain from any examinations malpractices.
The KoKMA Chief pointed out that studying hard will help them to pass their exams with distinctions thereby making not only themselves proud but their families, schools and the Municipality at large.
Amongst the schools visited were the Accra High School, Kinbu Secondary Technical, Osu Presbyterian Senior High School which also served as a center for candidates from the Osu Salem school.
Hon. Adjei Tawiah and his team were joined by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey and the Regional Director of Education and their entourage at Osu Presbyterian Senior Secondary School where the Regional Minister addressed the entire students body.
In all, a total of 2,978 students were registered for the 2021 WASSCE exams within the Korle Klottey Municipality with 1,709 male and 1,269 female students. Accra High School presented the highest number of candidates with 1,146, with Osu Presby presenting 908, Kinbu Secondary Technical has 750, whilst the Osu Salem School presented 174 students for the examinations.
This year's examinations as usual was characterized by certain challenges in the various schools visited by the MCE and his entourage. At the Osu Presbyterian Senior High School center, delay of examination questions due to long queue at the venue for the collection of the questions resulted in the late start of the examination and as a result, the end time had to be extended as well.