The Ministry of Education (MoE) will launch an investigation into the poor performance of candidates in the 2021 WASSCE English Language and Mathematics, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said on Thursday.
He speaking to journalists in Parliament on December 9, 2021, said final year students under his tenure of office as the Education Minister and a mathematician should not fail core subjects including Mathematics and English Language.
Describing this year’s candidates performance as abysmal, Dr Adutwum noted he will in the next academic year ensure the pass rate for the 2022 WASSCE for School subjects are higher than what the country recorded this year.
“I want to assure you that Mathematics should not see a dip in my time as somebody who is Mathematician, we are going to look at what went wrong and see what we can do,” the Teaching Minister and Bosomtwe MP told the media.
Meanwhile, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) responsible for the conduct of the international examination says 1,339 subject results and 174 entire results have been cancelled for various examination malpractices.
It in a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh also said the entire results of 3,667 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of probes into various cases of malpractice detected during and after the conduct of WASSCE.
“The scripts of candidates from 194 schools in certain subjects have also been withheld and are being examined. The withheld results it said may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations,” WAEC added.
How to check your 2021 WASSCE for School result at eresults.waecgh.org
1. Purchase a result checker pin from WAEC by dialling the short code *944# on your mobile phone
3. Enter your Index Number
4. Re-enter your Index Number to confirm it is correct.
5. Select Examination type (e.g WASSCE School)
6. Select the year of Examination (e.g 2021)
7. Enter Serial number (e.g 180000000001)
8. Enter Pin (e.g A1B2C3D4E5F9)
9. Click on the captcha
10. Click on Submit and wait for the popup window to display your results. This may take some minutes but please wait
A total of 446,352 candidates, representing 221,439 (49.6%) males and 224,913 (50.4%) females from 965 schools entered for the examination. A total of 3,545 (0.79%) of the candidates who registered for the exams were absent.