Source: www.africanakua.com | Staff Writer
A renowned Ghanaian Educationist and Counselor, Mr. Daniel Fenyi, has applauded candidates in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for performing excellently in the examinations, especially in Core-Mathematics, describing the performance as the ‘highest in history’.
However, after critically analyzing the results of the 2019 WASSCE, the Life Coach counsels all ‘serious tertiary institutions’ in the country to conduct series of entrance examinations for the 2019 candidates before admitting them into their faculties for higher learning.
“Ghana must commend these 2019 candidates for studying harder and performing better. The teachers who worked hard to produce this fruit also deserve some appreciation. However, any ‘serious tertiary institution’ must organize entrance exams for these students before admitting them” he said.
The West African Examination Counsel (WAEC) has officially released the results for the 2019 WASSCE. A total of 346, 094 candidates registered for the examinations with male candidates being 170,857 (49.37%) and the females 175, 237 (50.63%). A total of 2,322 (0.67%) of the registered candidates were absent from the WASSCE.
PERFORMANCE IN THE 4-CORE SUBJECTS:
167, 733 of the candidates representing 48.96% scored between grades A1-C6; 100,781 of them representing 29.42% scored between grades D7-E8 and 74,038 of the candidates representing 21.61% of the candidates scored F9.
A total number of 223,737 of the candidates representing 65.31% scored between grades A1-C6; 72,408 of the candidates representing 21% of the candidates scored between grades D7-E8 and 46,384 of the candidates representing 13.54% of the candidates scored F9.
216,095 of the candidates representing 63.17% scored between grades A1-C6; 91,151 of the candidates representing 27% scored between grades D7-E8; and 34,825 of the candidates representing 10.18% scored F9.
257,838 of the candidates representing 75.43% scored between A1-C6; 52,983 of the candidates representing 15.50% scored between D7-E8; and 30,970 of the candidates representing 9.06% scored F9.
The entire results of 48,855 of the candidates representing 14.12% have been withheld pending investigations of various alleged misconducts.
IMPROVEMENT FROM LAST YEAR
The entire 2019 WASSCE performance is better than that of 2018, especially in the 4-core subjects from A1-C6. Mathematics saw improvement from 38.33% to 65.31%. English Language improved from 46.91% to 48.96%. Integrated Science improved from 50.52% to 63.17%. And Social Studies saw improvement from 73.27% to 75.43%.