The former head of the Ghana Institute of Management and Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei, has suggested that the final exam at the Basic Level should be reduced to just the four core subjects.
Mathematics, English Language, Social Studies and Integrated Science should be the only subjects students are examined on, Professor Adei suggested.
The recent release of the WASSCE results, which showed a failure rate over the 60th percentile, has reignited debate on suggestions to improve Ghana’s educational system. Speaking on Joy Fm Saturday, Professor Adei said the solutions has to start from the basic level, where he believes the subjects students are examined on are too many.
“Ghana’s basic education has virtually collapsed because we don’t give the children the right preparation and it is about time we reduce the number of subjects they are examined on to [the] four core competencies.
“We have a national challenge which we must address dispassionately,” he added.
The 2016 WASSCE results showed mass failure (again), on the part of the candidates, with the results in the so-called core subjects especially disturbing.