The Ghana Education Service after some Ghanaians doubted the results of candidates who sat for 2020 WASSCE has urged Heads of Senior High Schools in the 5 Northern Regions to ensure their students excel in the 2021 WASSCE.
Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa who made the call at a stakeholder’s meeting said excellent 2020 WASSCE results of the first batch of the free SHS beneficiaries had generated positive discourse in the academic and social sphere.
“The stunning results of the 2020 maiden free SHS candidates had generated positive discourse in the academic and social sphere as Ghanaians assess the impact of the policy of the free secondary education,” he stated on Friday.
The Director-General urged the Heads of Northen Regions Senior High Schools (SHSs) to improve upon the performance chalked by the maiden 2020 WASSCE candidates by at least ten per cent in all subjects.
“I admire your courage and tenacity to bring up our future leaders in the best of standards required of the 21st-century students”, Profesor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa commended teachers and the headmasters/headmistress.
He inspiring the teachers to put in all their best in teaching the WASSCE students also assured the school heads that plans are far advance by the government for the payment of the ‘delayed’ intervention allowances due to teachers.
“These allowances are genuine promises by government as part of efforts in motivating staff in ensuring sustained academic pursuits in the government flagship educational policy of FSHS,” the Director-General stated.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has scheduled to conduct the 2021 edition of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from Monday, August 16, 2021, to mid-September this year.