Presidential candidate of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed indignation about the poor performance of candidates who wrote this year’s West African Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE).
Nana Akufo-Addo indicated that he was saddened by the fact that less than half of the students who sat the examination qualified to enter into the various universities.
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.
For Mathematics, 77,108 (32.83%) obtained A1-C6; 65,007 (27.68%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 89,477 (38.10%) had F9. Out of 2,184 candidates who had issues with their results, 598 candidates had their entire results cancelled.
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.
This, he said, requires urgent response by way of a new policy. President Mahama therefore must accept defeat and abandon his re-election bid peacefully for the NPP to come and implement good policies for the development of the nation, he demanded.
Nana Akufo-Addo who is touring the Western Region to canvass votes for the 2016 general elections assured the people that he has not abandoned his free senior high school policy.