According to former Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, 411 out of the 465 candidates who had grade A in all subjects at the 2020 West WASSCE for School examination were Akufo-Addo graduates from Ghana.
NAPO speaking at the fourth Session of the fifth Congregation of the University for Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) on Saturday said 2020 was the only year 50% of Ghanaian students scored A1 to C6 in all core subjects.
The Manhyia South Member of Parliament said the Akufo-Addo graduates, the first batch of the Free SHS beneficiaries to sat for WASSCE performance vindicated President Nana Akufo–Addo’s commitment to free education.
“This clear testament to the vision of Akufo-Addo’s Free SHS programme tells us that when we harness every child’s potential and put in the resources and hard work, we enrich our human resource base and put him or her on a path to progress and prosperity,” NAPO stated as quoted by GNA
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has described the poor performance of Nigerian candidates in last year’s WASSCE as a big shame after some 3 Ghanaian candidates who sat for the exams were awarded.
The NUT secretary-general speaking in an interview monitored by Educationweb.com.gh said said Nigeria presenting about 70% of the total candidates who sat for the examination and defeating is a call for wake up.
Dr Mike Ene, the Nigerian Union of Teachers secretary said gone were the days when the standard of education in Ghana was below that of Nigeria.
“Ghana had to strive to make things work to the extent that the country is now attracting many international students including Nigerians into its schools while only a few foreign students, if any at all, come to study in Nigerian schools,” Dr Mike Ene told the Nigerian Tribune newspaper.