Africa Education Watch after some Ghanaians expressed worry about the delay in the distribution of past questions to candidates preparing to sit for this year’s exams has said that will not affect the WASSCE students performance.
The Executive Director of the Watch, Mr Kofi Asare in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said “I hear some are expressing concern about the delay in receiving the GH 34 million Pasco pamphlets, as WASSCE commences today.”
According to him, he believes there is absolutely no cause for alarm over the delay in the distribution of the procured Pasco because the core subjects for which the past questions is being compiled will be written in September this year.
“Even if the past questions arrive after the exams, like last year’s GHC 63 million calculators, it will never affect student performance,” the Education Economist and farmer stated in a social media post on Monday.
Explaining why the procurement of the WASSCE past question pamphlet for the second batch of free SHS beneficiaries was unnecessary, Kofi Asare said last year’s Pasco should be enough to prepare this year’s candidates.
“This is because this year’s past question pamphlet was not needed in the first place. Last year’s compilation from 2013 to 2018 is still in the schools and should be enough to prepare the students for the exam till 2022,” he stated.
The Executive Director of the Education Think Tank commended teachers working hard work to ensure the 2021 WASSCE students excel in the impending international examination to be administered by WAEC.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Education Minister, John Ntim Fordjour has said candidates who fail to return the past questions and answers booklet after sitting the WASSCE will not be given clearance for their 2021 WASSCE results.
Hon John Ntim Fordjour speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said this forms part of the Ministry of Education (MoE) effort to ensure the past questions booklets are not stolen or destroyed by the students.