The future does not look too promising as our future leaders are flunking their exams big time. This year’s WASSCE has recorded over 60% failure in the core subjects needed to enable one gain access to the University or Tertiary institutions. It is not so surprising as we see the activities of majority of these students on social media. They are either inventing new s*x positions or genging and benging, posting and slaying, ashawoing and failing.
Some have already been quick to blame this mass failure on the free Senior High School system implemented by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), but it is obvious that there is more to it. Results released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) indicate that out of the 315,621 candidates who sat for this year’s examinations, only 120,519, constituting 38.33% got A1-C6 in the core subjects. And as if that is not bad enough, the results of 26,434 candidates have been suspended awaiting investigations into cases of examination malpractices.
Concerned that very soon the Universities would be empty with very few students passing to qualify, the Ministry of Education has directed the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) to review its stance on D7 and E8 and submit a report about the possibility of getting students with such grades admitted into universities as more and more students fail to make the cut-off grade each year. The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah was concerned that many students are not able to further their education after the Senior High School level due to these rigid systems.
“Take the example of a candidate with D7 or E8 who has not failed in Mathematics and Science anyway seeking to go to the university to do history, or a subject in humanities and social sciences that will need little mathematics… Let us encourage those who are aiming at mathematical sciences or engineering and insist that they get credit passes before they move on. But let us not insist on credit for those whose future studies have very little to do with mathematics,” he said.
Meanwhile, all these students failing means one thing; more wack rappers and slay queens are going to flood the system. Poor us.