The Minister for Education, Yaw Adutwum following the unsatisfactory performance of candidates who sat for the 2021 WASSCE for School has pledged to improve the pass rate of this year’s WASSCE English Language and Mathematics.
In discussion with the media, he said the poor performance of candidates in some subjects would be investigated by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to better the results of the 2022 WASSCE English Language and Mathematics results.
“Actually the average is 60% certain subjects’ rates went up, and others dipped but if you put in average is still 60%. So if you look at English and Maths, for example, there was a dip but Integrated Science saw a huge jump,” he stated.
The Minister in charge of Education furthered that “I want to assure you that Mathematics should not see a dip in my time as somebody who is Mathematician, we are going to look at what went wrong and see what we can do.”
The Bosomtwe Member of Parliament assured that improving the pass rate of English Language and Mathematics in the next academic year will guarantee a higher rate of entry into various public universities in the country.
Mr Adutwum’s assurance comes after the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Tuesday, December 8, 2021, announced that 238,539 of the 446,352 candidates who sat for the examination had A1-C6 in core Mathematics.
The management of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) indicated that 1,339 subject results and 174 entire results of some prospective candidates have been cancelled for various examination malpractices.
In a blog post sighted by AcademicWeek, WAEC stated the entire results of 3,667 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of probes into various cases of malpractice detected during and after the conduct of WASSCE.
“The scripts of candidates from 194 schools in certain subjects have also been withheld and are being examined. The withheld results it said may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations,” the Council added
WAEC further disclosed the scripts of candidates from 194 schools in certain subjects have also been withheld and are being examined. The withheld results it said may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations.