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Gov’t in talks with WAEC over change in WASSCE date to May

Gov’t in talks with WAEC over change in WASSCE date to May

Ghana’s Education Ministry says it is in talks with the West African Examination Council in a bid to extend the date for writing the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) beginning 2018.

In a statement issued by the Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh during the Meet-The-Press series on Thursday, November 30,2017.,the Minister explained that the purpose of the supposed extension was to ensure that the full nine terms of teaching and learning are fully exhausted by students as required by the syllabus.

According to the Minister, the change is expected to improve results for final year students since they would have adequate time to prepare.

“The SHS syllabus is for nine terms, three terms in a year, so we envisage that by the time the child has finished the nine terms, he or she would be ready to take the West African Senior School Certification Examination. The West African Senior School Certification Examination starts in February, which is the second term, and finishes just the first week in the third term, so it means that the whole of the second term they lost teaching and learning to exams and they never had any teaching and learning for the third term. Meaning that three terms out of the nine wasted, so it was six terms they were using for a syllabus that said nine terms. No wonder the results were poor.”he exclaimed.

He also indicated that the Education Ministry has met WAEC over the issue and is hopeful that the examination will no longer begin in Februar but May in 2018.


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