Government Absorbs WASSCE Registration Fee for Public SHS Students

Government Absorbs GH¢465 WASSCE Registration Fee for Public Senior High School Students
Government Absorbs GH¢465 WASSCE Registration Fee for Public Senior High School Students

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has issued a cautionary note to parents of wards in public Senior High Schools , advising them against paying the WASSCE registration fee for the 2024 exams.

The GES made it clear that this fee is already covered by the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy.

Speaking at a press briefing in Accra ( Watch Video below), Dr. Eric Nkansah, the Director-General of the GES, emphasized that all students in government secondary schools under the Free SHS program are exempted from paying the GH¢465 registration fee.

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“That money is already absorbed by the Free SHS program,” he said.

Furthermore, Dr. Nkansah highlighted that final year students should not be compelled to cut short their vacations to complete the registration process for the WASSCE.

The portal for registration was opened on March 11, 2024, and will close on April 19, 2024.

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However, Heads of Senior High Schools have been notified not to recall students from their vacations to register for the exam.

According to GES, they are currently in discussions with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to extend the registration deadline.

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Parents and students are urged to abide by this directive from the GES and to report any instances where they are asked to pay the registration fee.

Watch the Press Briefing below;
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