Friday 12 August 2011

One Million Students Fail 2011 WASSCE Exam

According to the Head of National Office (HNO), Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, out of the 1.5 million candidates who sat for the May/June, 2011 WASSCE, only 472, 906 candidates obtained five credits above including English Language and Mathematics. The implication of this results he revealed was that only 31 per cent would be eligible for admissions into tertiary institutions. He said:

“The percentage of students that made five credits with English and Mathematics is better than last year. This year like other years, the candidates have not done well. The results will not be of interest to you journalists. Many of them do ‘cut and paste’. For this year, 472, 906 candidates (30.99 per cent) obtained five credits above including English and others as against last year of 23 per cent.”