Apraku Goofs Over WASSCE Exams


Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku

New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential hopeful, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku has caused social media buzzing Monday August 1, 2022 with one of his campaign gimmicks.

A campaign flyer of the former parliamentarian of Offinso-North and Trade Minister’s picture was shared on his social media page wishing final year students in Junior High School (JHS) well in Basic Education Candidate Examination (BECE) which he said it was starting today.

On the flyer, he boldly wrote, ‘Goodwill message to all the B.E.C.E candidates’.

On the same flyer, the economist was rather wishing final year students in Senior High School (SHS) who were starting their examination well beneath the aforementioned heading.

He wrote, “As you start your West African Senior School Certificate ((WASSCE) today, know that you are the future leaders to take charge of the affairs of our beloved country Ghana.

“I wish you all the best in your examination. You must know that you have been marked for excellence, and my prayer is that you all come out with flying colours. Good luck.”

Interestingly, it is rather final year students in Senior High School (SHS) who have started their exams today with project work as the first paper to write.

This has left some social media followers questioning whether the presidential hopeful is abreast with time and what is happening in the country as to whether to pay attention to what he shares on social media.

According to West African Examinations Council (WAEC), a total of 422,883 candidates from 977 schools will sit today August 1 for this year’s West African Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) across the country.

The candidates comprise of 72 students with visual impairment and 14 with hearing impairment.

The exams include 60 subjects, comprising four cores and 56 electives, will be written by candidates with project work subjects beginning today.

The first core subject will be the English Language Orals on Monday, August 29 while its essay and objective papers will be written on Thursday, September 8.

The exams will end on Tuesday, September 27.



By Vincent Kubi