”We are Impressed with Significant Improvement in 2019 WASSCE Results” – GES


The Ghana Education Service (GES) has said its outfit is impressed with the significant improvement in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)  results.

According to the GES ,the significant improvement in the core subjects especially,was very impressive compared to the performance in 2018.

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Performance Indicators

The GES outlined some measures it has put in place to ensure the improvements in the performance of candidates at A1-C6 in the just released WASSCE results.

The GES indicated,that an Increase in contact hours under Semester-based system helped in achieving the best results in this year’s WASSCE.

It also said,a Change of WASSCE period from ‘February  to June’ to ‘April to June’ also played a significant role inn the success story.

The GES emphasized that payment of intervention money to teachers including form 3 teachers and the change of re-opening dates for form 3 students helped in achieving the laurel.

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”Intervention for Form 3s. Re-opened school for Form 3s on the 5th of Jan 19 instead of scheduled date in March for Semester 2 and the payment of intervention money to teachers including form 3 teachers.” It said.

Also,the GES outlined Periodic meetings with the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) especially low performing schools as a foundation for achieving success in the WASSCE.


Management of the Ghana Education Service commended all  teachers at the Senior High Schools for their efforts in helping the students to make good grades in the WASSCE.

The GES also congratulated all the 2019 WASSCE candidates for excelling in the Examination.

The performance of the candidates in regard to the four core subjects are as follows;

  • English Language: 167,733 (48.96%) obtained A1-C6; 100,781 (29.42%) obtained D7-E8 while 74,038 (21.61%) had F9;

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  • Mathematics (Core): 223,737 (65.31%) obtained A1-C6; 72,408 (21%) obtained D7-E8 while 46,384 (13.54%) had F9;


  • Integrated Science: 216,095 (63.17%) obtained A1-C6; 91,151 (27%) obtained D7-E8 while 34,825 (10.18%) had F9;


  • Social Studies: 257,838 (75.43%) obtained A1-C6; 52,983 (15.50%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 30,970 (9.06%) had F9.

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Source: EducationGhana.net

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