Franklin Cudjoe the President of IMANI AFRICA a policy think tank in Ghana, has said that if Ghanaians are worried about the news of the failure of significant percentage of WASSCE candidates in Maths and English in this year’s exam, they should wait to see, in his words, “the first casualties of Free SHS”.
The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) Friday released the results for this year’s WASSCE examination and revealed that performances in this year’s Mathematics and English Language fell below 2017 standards.
According to WAEC, based on the provisional results released Friday, the performance at score range A1 – C6 in Social Studies showed a marked improvement over that of 2017 (52.25% to 73.27%), while Integrated Science also recorded a slight improvement (43.66% to 50.52%).
Core Mathematics recorded 38.33 percentage performance as compared to last year’s performance of 42.73 percent.
The results for the English Language also suffered a drop, recording only 46.79 percent over the 2017 performance of 54.06 percent.
Upon hearing the news Mr. Franklin Cudjoe took to his social media page to talk about students under the free SHS policy.
“You aint see nothin yet…Wait until FREE SHS delivers its first casualties.”
“WASSCE 2018: Candidates performed poorly in English & Maths… However Core Mathematics recorded 38.33 percentage performance as against the 2017 performance of 42.73 percent. English Language similarly suffered a drop, recording only 46.79 percent over the 2017 performance of 54.06 percent.” He said.
Source: Oh, I was tasked to share it with you. . Seriously we are sitting on a dangerous atomic bomb. IMANI will return shortly to this Free SHS plague.” He added.