Thursday, 16 February 2017

Ghana's New Government Will Sack Head Of Schools If Students Fail Exam.

Dr Mathew Opoku And Students writing exam

According to Ghana's Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, School heads must justify their stay in their positions as policy makers of the schools.

Mr Mathew warned that basic and second cycle school heads, who record 90% or more failure in their final exams will be sacked.

According to him, school heads must justify their stay in their positions especially when students continue to perform poorly in the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

"Any school head who superintends over a failure of over 90% cannot be allowed to continue operation without accounting to the Ghana Education Service (GES)," he said.

The Minister made this known while addressing heads of Senior High Schools (SHS) in Kumasi as part of a two-day familiarization tour to the Ashanti Region.

At least 598 candidates who sat in the 2016 West African School Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) had their "entire result csncelled."

About 1,576 candidates had their subject results csncelled while some 13 candidates who had their entire results canceled have also been " barred from taking any of the Council's examinations for two years mainly for impersonation during the examination"

WAEC indicated that a total of 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.

The statement said for Mathematics, 77,208 (33.83%) obtained A1-C6, 65,007 (27.68%) obtained D7+E8 whilst 89,477 (38.10%)

About 113,933 students obtained A1-C6 in Integrated Science which is 48.48%, 75,938 (32.32%) obtained D7-E8 whist 42,519 (28.09%) had F9 hi, WAEC added.

Source: Pulse Ghana

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