Ghana’s first man of the land, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has thrown some subtle shade at detractors of his flagship educational program, Free Senior High School (SHS) as statistics showed that beneficiaries of the policy performed excellently at this year’s 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
During his campaign tour in the Eastern Region, Monday, November 23, 2020, in Aburi he added that the WASSCE results of Aburi Girls Senior High School was very impressive and this is a reply to all those who said the flagship program won’t bring anything good.
“I am reliably informed that the WASSCE results of Aburi Girls Senior High School, and, indeed, of all 2020 SHS graduates, was extremely impressive. Those who claimed that the policy was not achievable must be very ashamed now. I will shelve that conversation for now, so we deal with it another day. I congratulate all students for their excellent performance,” he said.
According to President Akufo-Addo, this year’s results remains the best in six years since about more than fifty percent (50%) passed this year’s exams.
“Indeed, the 2020 results of the WASSCE candidates is the only year in the past six (6) years that more than fifty percent (50%) of candidates who sat for the examination obtained A1-C6 in all core subjects,” he added.
According to the data mentioned by the president, about 60% of the 342,500 candidates who took part of this year’s WASSCE, did impressive with more than 200,000, out of the 342,500 students had between A1 and C6 in their best six subjects, including English and Mathematics, which qualifies them for tertiary education.