The rampant blackouts in most parts of the country are hampering preparations by final-year students in both junior and senior high schools for their upcoming external examinations.
Currently most candidates are feverishly preparing for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE). While the WASSCE has began, the BECE starts in June.
The frequent power cuts are however posing a serious challenge to the students who study mostly at night.
In view of this, the students have had to manage with rechargeable lamps, lanterns and in some cases candles.