According to Nana Addo, the most disappointing report on Ghana’s 2016 WASSCE results is that less than half of the students who sat for the examination, obtained the minimum grades to gain admission into tertiary institutions
The 2016 Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo, has said he is saddened by the results of this year’s West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) yesterday, released provisional results for this year’s examinations.
According to the council, 53.19% of students who sat for the WASSCE passed English; with only 32.83% passing Mathematics. Also, the reports stated that 1,576 candidates had results of some of their subjects cancelled, while 598 candidates had their entire results cancelled.
According to Nana Addo, the most disappointing report on Ghana’s 2016 WASSCE results is that, less than half of the students who sat for the examination, obtained the minimum grades to gain admission into tertiary institutions. The NPP flagbearer for this reason, has expressed his disappointment over the current educational system.
According to him, this year’s results are a clear reflection of dwindling standards of education. Though the results for this year’s exams is slightly better than that of last year, Nana Addo maintains that the current educational system in the country is nothing to write home about.
Nana Addo said this while addressing the Chiefs and people of Anhwiaso Wednesday, at the commencement of his 5-day tour of the Western Region. Nana Addo during his address, stressed that President Mahama should be voted out so that, “good policies can be implemented in the educational sector for the development of Ghana”.
It was during the same event that the paramount chief of the area, Yaw Gyebi, asked the NPP flagbearer to consider bringing back the four-year duration for Senior High Schools, should he win in the general elections. According to the chief, the current three-year system is too short to guarantee success, as well as bring out out the quality of graduates needed.