- Education minister says many SHS failed to perform in WASSCE
- The minister reveals that 232 schools scored below 30 percent in WASSCE
It has emerged that 232 schools across the country failed woefully in the West African Senior Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to the deputy minister of education in charge of SHS/technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, these schools scored below 30 percent whiles other scores a shocking zero percent.
The minister reveals that many of such schools are the well-respected schools in Ghana. He says “it is shocking that some well-known schools in Kumasi and Accra have 20 percent pass rates, while others have as low as four percent pass rates”.
The cause for the poor performance of students is yet to be made known as concerns continue to surface over the lack of teachers in schools.
Others have also blamed the poor performance of students on the surge in use of social media platforms such as Facebook and Whatsapp.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has expressed interest in investigating the matter so as to help improve the overall performance of students during external examinations.
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