The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called for the resignation of the education minister following the poor performance of candidates in the just ended West African Senior Secondary Certificate Exams (WASSCE).
Provisional results for the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been released with the results of 26,434 candidates withheld due to examination malpractices.
Over 90,000 candidates failed their Core Mathematics paper while the performance at A1-C6 in Social Studies showed a marked improvement over that of 2017 (52.25% to 73.27%).
On their official Twitter page, the opposition intimated it was best for the minister to resign for government to figure out the best way forward.
“Why is the Minister for Education still in office? He should resign!,” the party argued.
In 2017, the general performance of all 289,210 candidates was good as compared to the previous year of 2016. In the area of Core Mathematics, exactly 122,450 candidates scored between AI and C6 with over 56,000 failing drastically.
The situation regarding Integrated Science was worrying as close to over 76,000 candidates also failed with a terrible F9.