Ministry of Education explains the cause of poor results in WASSCE 2018

The Education Ministry has come out with some possible reasons that might have contributed to the huge and poor abysmal performance of candidates who sat for the  2018 West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

“It can be a lack of interest on the part of the students as far as Mathematics or English [Language] is concerned”, the spokesperson for the Ministry, Vincent Asafuah revealed off top of his head.

“It can also be the fact that there is a lack of commitment from teachers to make sure that we are able to increase the number of students who are able to pass Mathematics or English [Language],” he added in an interview monitored by on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show.

The 2018 WASSCE results have been described by some as poor following revelations over 190,000 Senior High School (SHS) graduates will not make it to the university because they flunked English Language and Core Mathematics in the final exams.

Although Mr Asafuah admits the percentage of students who passed Core Mathematics and English Language are lower compared to last years, there is a perfectly justifiable reason. In the 2017 WASSCE results, 54.06% of candidates passed the English Language (i.e. obtained A1 to C6), while 42.73% obtained between A1 to C6 in Core Mathemathematics

The Ministry of Education says it will soon probe this unsatisfactory results for Core Mathematics and English Language in the 2018 West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results released recently.

Source: My News

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