Education Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh has said only 10 per cent of students who sat for the 2017 West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) qualified to further their education.
This was contained in a statement read on his behalf by the Director of Pre-Tertiary Education at the Education Ministry, Cathering Appiah-Piankoran is “very scary”.
The speech read: “The recent one, 2017 WASSCE results, the assessment that we made, 432 schools out of 487 Senior High Schools that we have in the country only 10% of their students qualified for tertiary education, and it is also very scary.”
According to the speech an assessment at Basic Education level where less than 2% of pupils in Class two cannot read.
“The most recent early English and Mathematical assessment within the Ministry revealed that, in general less than 2% of those within the P2 in this country that we find ourselves, could not read fluently and this is very scary for us as a nation.’’
“These outcomes if not unchecked will go a long way in reflecting and affecting negatively outcomes of Senior High School levels,” she added.
She was speaking at the launch of some projects to be undertaken by 9BS International in the Eastern Region as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
She commended 9BS International for its role which is aimed at improving the standard of education across the country.
Government she added is employing measures to raise the standards of education in the country.