VP, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has said despite the fact that 70% of the students that sat for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) were Nigerians, Ghanaians students got more 8As than their Nigerian partners.
In his view, in opposition to critical perspectives that the presentation of the Free Senior High School in Ghana would bargain quality training, the latest WASSCE results delivered by the West African Examinations Council demonstrates something else.
Talking at the end meeting of the National Chief Imam’s yearly Ramadan addresses (Tafsir) in Accra, Dr. Bawumia talked about the public authority’s obligation to advance quality instruction, showing that the momentous record of the main bunch of recipients of Free SHS among four West African nations, demonstrated that the public authority has not traded off quality schooling.
“At the point when the Akufo-Addo government presented the Free SHS strategy, a few group went against it and said quality instruction would be undermined”, he re-repeated.
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“However, the 2020 West Africa Senior High School Examination shows that all things considered, the free senior secondary school has improved the nature of training in Ghana.”
“The WAEC with nations like Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Nigeria, Ghana; the outcomes show that of the complete number of students who took the test, there was an all out number of 465 who got An in the entirety of their 8 subjects”.
“Of the 465 in every one of these nations, 411 came from Ghana”, he said.
Dr Bawumia noticed that “the other 54 came from Nigeria yet Nigerian students were 70% of the relative multitude of students who took the tests yet Ghana got 411 8As and they [Nigeria] got 54 8As.”
“That reveals to you the quality that we have created. We ought not disparage what we are able to do and we ought not think little of what we are able to do.”
“Free SHS is helping our students and obviously assisting our folks with welling, in light of the fact that they don’t need to pay.”