2016 WASSCE results show improvement – Jinapor

2016 WASSCE results show improvement – Jinapor

​Statistics and data available indicate that results of

this year’s West African Senior Secondary School

Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have witnessed a

significant improvement but there is still more work to

be done, Dr Ahmed Jinapor, a lecturer at the University

of Education, Winneba, has said.

Concerns have been expressed by chiefs, politicians

and educationists about the 2016 WASSCE results

released by the West African Examinations Council

(WAEC) on Tuesday August 9.

According to WAEC, only 53.19 percent of students

who sat for the WASSCE passed in English, with only

32.83 percent passing in Core Mathematics.

Additionally, only 48.48% of students secured passes in

Integrated Science.

It has emerged that less than half of the 247,262

students who sat for the examination obtained the

minimum grades to gain admission into tertiary

Although some Ghanaians believe these results are the

worst in recent years, Dr Jinapor said the outcome of

the 2016 WASSCE was an improvement on previous

years’ though he was quick to add that the marginally

better performance of students was still not the best.

Speaking on TV3’s New Day on Saturday August 13, he

said: “If you look at data that is being provided, 2016,

2015, [and] 2014, you will realise that there has been

some improvement. The data shows that there has

been an improvement, but, like it or hate it,

notwithstanding the improvement that we have chalked

within the past years using 2016 as a reference point,

the result is not the best because we are talking about

53 per cent passing…

“If you have 53 per cent [passing]… what it means is

[that] at the end of the day, over 40 per cent cannot

move onto the next stage.”