Contrary to concerns that the introduction of the Free Senior High School policy will negatively affect the education system, the Ministry of Education has said the outcome of the government flagship program rather indicates quality in Free SHS education.
A spokesperson for the Ministry, Kwasi Kwarteng commenting on the 2022 WASSCE School results President Akufo-Addo has described best said the WASSCE results over the past three years of Free SHS students shows positive results.
“Contrary to concerns that increasing access to Senior High Education will negatively affect quality, the WASSCE results over the past three years of Free SHS students shows that quality is not being compromised,” Kwarteng said in a post.
He in the post sighted by AcademicWeek continued that “trend analysis in the four core subject areas shows improvements with significant improvements in the past years(Free SHS graduates) where the average is above 50%.”
He however in another social media post has condemned the silence of some Ghanaians, particularly the media for not making enough analysis of the excellent performance of students who participated in this year’s WASSCE for School.
In the social media post sighted by AcademicWeek.com, the Public Relations Officer said he receives 300 calls a day when food shortage hits schools but 4 days after the release of results he is yet to receive several calls on the results.
“I receive an average of 300 calls a day when news of food shortages hits the media. It’s been 4days since the WASSCE results were released, and so far I’ve received only a call from JoyNews. We seem not to be interested in the positive trends,” he said.
Commenced on August 1, 2022, a total of 422,883 candidates representing 203,753 males and 219,130 females from 977 Senior High Schools participated in the just-ended 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
A total of seven hundred and seventy-five (775) centres were used for the examination. Sixty (60) subjects, comprising four (4) core and fifty-six (56) electives were made available to prospective candidates to choose from.
The 2022 edition of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) which commenced on Monday, August 1, 2022, with the Visual Art Project Work options ended on September 27, 2022, with ICT Paper 3 Practical.
The management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it has hosted the provisional results of the 2022 WASSCE for School on its official result-checking website https;//ghana.waecdirect.org for access.