The Flagbearer for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo Addo says he is saddened by results for the 2016 West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
About 1,576 candidates had some of their subjects results cancelled, while 598 candidates had their entire results cancelled.
Even though the results in these subjects were slightly better than last year’s, Nana Addo believes it is a reflection of dwindling standards of education.
Addressing the Chiefs and people of Sefwi Anhwiaso Ogyeahoho in the Western Region, Nana Addo asked Ghanaians to vote out President Mahama and “bring in” the NPP to resolve these challenges.
“… Every aspect of our personal lives is on the decline. Our education sector has also not been spared. Less than half of secondary school examinees were not able to get the requisite grade for entry into the University. It is very very sad day for the development of Ghana.
Speaking at the same event, the Paramount chief of the area, Yaw Gyebi, asked the Nana Addo, to consider bringing back the four-year duration for Senior High Schools if he is given the nod in the December general elections.
According to him, the recent results released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), for the WASSCE, paints a picture of an ailing senior high school system.
In the view of the Chief, the three year duration is too short to guarantee success and churn out the quality of graduates needed.