Some candidates sitting for this year’s West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have said they cannot be blamed if they perform poorly in the ongoing examination.
According to them, their preparation for the crucial examination has been greatly hampered by the ongoing power crisis in the country popularly referred to as ‘dumsor’.
Some of the students who spoke to 233 Live News at their respective centres in Accra noted that they had barely enjoyed 10 hours of power supply in 3 days before their first paper, Integrated Science.
“Since Thursday we haven’t had light so I couldn’t learn well, like I wanted to” one of the students lamented.
Some students said they are contemplating registering for the upcoming private WASSCE exams to be written between September and October this year.
The WASSCE which will last approximately a month comes at a time when the incessant power cuts has caused several inconveniences for Ghanaians.
The country is facing serious energy challenges characterized with erratic power supply.
The problem has negatively affected the operations of several businesses that have as a result laid-off hundreds of workers.
A total of 268,771 candidates are sitting for the 2015 WASSCE across in the country with the Ashanti region being the recording the highest number candidates.
By: Jonas Nyabor/233livenews