The New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed his disappointment in the poor performance of candidates who wrote this year’s West African Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE).
The 2016 WASSCE results indicated that less than half of the students who sat the examination qualified to enter into the various universities; this, Nana Akufo-Addo said was saddening.
Although WAEC said this year’s performance is a significant improvement over that of 2015, Nana Akufo-Addo told the chiefs and people of Sefwi ahwiaso on Wednesday that the outcome of the examination is not good news to celebrate.
He indicated that the performance is a reflection of the poor performance of the Mahama-led administration. “That less than half of senior secondary school certification examination had the requisite grades for the university is a very, very sad day for the development of our country,” he emphasized.
The West African Examinations Council Tuesday announced the 2016 WASSCE results, noting that out of the total 274,262 candidates who participated in the exams, 125,065 students obtained A1 to C6 in English Language, which is 53.19%, 59,725 (25.40%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 46,595 (19.82%) had F9.