Deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Education (MoE), Yaw Opoku Mensah after the West African Examinations Council released the 2022 WASSCE results has said the excellent performance of students amid Free SHS will continue for years to come.
In an interview with Atinka TV monitored by AcademicWeek.com, he said proof of the sustainability of the performance in the WAEC examination is that since 2022, the WASSCE has recorded higher marks as compared to the years before.
“It is a consistent success that grows year after year. Every year, a new improvement mark is introduced. What I’ve realized since 2020 is that we’ve never dropped below 60%
We had three batches of Free Senior High School (Free SHS) students starting in 2020: the first batch in 2020, the first batch in 2021, and the first batch in 2022
The figures allow you to judge whether the quality of our learning outcomes truly improves year after year, and this is the answer to whether the WASSCE’s success can be sustained,” Yaw told the host of Atinka TV’s Ghana Nie show.
His assurance comes after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo described the just released 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School results as the best of the last 8 years in the country.
In his address at the 70th Anniversary of Opoku Ware School, he noted that the 2022 WASSCE results of the third batch of the “Akufo-Addo graduates” shows 60.39% of students recording A1-C6 in English, as opposed to 51.6% in 2016.
In Integrated Science, Nana Akufo-Addo noted that 62.45% recorded A1-C6 in Integrated Science in 2022, as opposed to 48.35% in 2016, with the 2022 result being a slight regression from the 2021 pass rate of 65.70%.
His Excellency continued that 61.39% of prospective students recorded A1-C6 in Mathematics, as compared to 33.12% in 2016; and 71.51% recorded A1-C6 in Social Studies, as compared to 54.55% in 2016.
“Lest we forget, the 2021 batch of students, who also obtained very commendable results, were the pioneers of the double track system, which elicited a lot of vilification and unfounded criticism on its introduction,” he said.