Concerns of government over the poor performance of students in Maths and Science deepen as recent results released by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) shows that about 99,917 candidates failed the Maths and Science papers.
WAEC is stating that only 25.29% of May/June WASSCE candidates obtained grades between A1 and C6 in Mathematics with 23.63% also gaining the same grade in Integrated Science.
At a news briefing in Accra to disclose the release of the results, Head of National Office at WAEC, Very Reverend Sam Nii Nmai Ollenu further revealed that candidates on the Social Studies paper did marginally well with 51.84% obtaining a grade between A1-C6 with just 22.94% failing. The English Language paper also saw 50.29% of candidates obtaining between A1-C6 with 19.02% failing completely.
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The revelations by WAEC follows the recent report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
(OECD) which ranked Ghana last among 76 other countries under the performance of students in Maths and Science. The report is documented to have been disputed by the Education Ministry as Education Minister,Prof. Jane Nana Opoku Agyemang argued the findings where based on data collected way back in 2011.
In the meantime, WAEC is having to withhold results from 119 schools as investigations remain pending into alleged examination malpractices as revealed by the Council's new anti-malpractice software.
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