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Government doesn’t owe WAEC – Deputy Education Minister

Government doesn't owe WAEC
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The government of Ghana doesn’t owe WAEC a deputy education minister.

The government of Ghana does not owe the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) the position of deputy education minister in charge of examinations, despite their decision to postponed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Deputy Minister of Education John Ntim Fordjour, said that these claims are mere propaganda against the ruling NPP government.

What is happening at WAEC?

Recently, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.

First, it was revealed that the ruling government NPP is owing them WAEC some amount of 23 million Ghana Cedis.

Then, it was reported that WAEC had to postponed the impending WASSCE which takes on early August. And now, the Ghanaian government is being accused of not doing enough to support the organization.

How are we doing as a country?

We are not doing well as a country. We have high levels of corruption, we don’t invest enough in education, and our infrastructure is poor.

These problems are compounded by the fact that we have a large population of young people who are not in school and not working. This is a recipe for disaster.

What can we do about it?

We can start by raising awareness about the issue. We can talk to our friends and family about it, and we can write to our representatives.

We can also donate to Education sectors working on this issue, and we can volunteer our time to help out however we can.

The most important thing is that we don’t give up – together, we can make a difference.

Where do you go from here?

It’s been almost a year since the last time the government of Ghana paid its dues to the West African Examination Council (WAEC), and now it owes the organization more than 23 million Ghana Cedis. The current situation is untenable and something needs to be done to fix it.

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