A report by the West African Examination Council (WAEC ) revealed that more than 70% of candidates who participated in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination failed to meet the entry requirement for tertiary institutions.
The WAEC report also stated that only 28% of the total candidates who sat for the WASSCE passed and qualified to progress to the next level.
This trend, according to Nana Akufo-Addo, is a sharp decline from what was recorded under the leadership of President John Agyekum Kufuor.
Nana Addo recounted how President Mahama on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), promised to ensure quality education as part of his campaign messages in 2012 but failed to live up to expectation.
“Is this what he (President Mahama] means by quality education?” Nana Addo asked.
Meanwhile a Deputy Minister for Education in-charge of tertiary, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has described the 28.11 percent pass rate as one of the best performances by Ghanaian candidates in the last decade.
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh
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