This is to wish the 268,771 Senior High School students who are sitting for the West African Senior Schools Certificate Examination (WASSCE) the very best of luck, and hope that they do themselves justice.

Preparations towards the taking of this all-important exam have been rocky, as a result of the erratic nature of power supply facing our country these last 3½ years. The students have not found it convenient to offer any excuses for their inability to study, but, rather, have had to employ unconventional measures to enable them study. I congratulate them for that.   

To this end, I add my voice to calls being made by some heads of Senior High Schools asking for a reprieve from the ongoing load shedding exercise during the period of the examination. I urge government to heed this request and do all it can to ensure students are not deprived of vital learning hours due to "dumsor dumsor".

Throughout my public life, I have repeatedly stated that education is the best way by which we can dramatically change the fortunes of our country and join the group of developed nations. A society that aims to transform itself into a modern productive player in the global market, as we in Ghana must seek to do, can only do so with education and skills training of its young people. Quality, accessible education is the key to Ghana’s future and I am asking our students to seize the key with both hands and open the door to their own and Ghana’s bright future.

Good luck! God bless!


Nana Akufo-Addo

2016 NPP Presidential Candidate