President Akuffo-Addo following the outstanding results of the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) says that the year’s examination is the best ever in the past 8 years.
His Excellency speaking at the Queen Girls Senior High School event in the Western North region emphasized that last year’s WASSCE outcomes were the most impressive in the past eight years.
Nana Akuffo-Addo reiterated that the examination’s results underscore the effectiveness of the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy programme and its associated initiatives.
“The 2022 WASSCE results are the best out of the last eight years,” he asserted, noting: “Surely there can no longer be any controversy about the validity of the Free SHS policy and its consequential measures,” he noted.
President Akuffo-Addo proudly announced that 60.39% of students achieved A1-C6 grades in English, a marked improvement from 51.6% in 2016. Similarly, in Integrated Science, the 2022 results showed 62.45% success, up from 48.35% in 2016.
“Mathematics saw 61.39% of students scoring A1-C6 compared to a mere 33.12% in 2016. Social Studies displayed significant progress, with 71.51% of students attaining A1-C6 grades, in contrast to 54.55% in 2016,” the President indicated.
The Ghana version of the 2022 WASSCE for School Candidates was administered to four hundred and twenty-two thousand, eight hundred and eighty-three (422,883) candidates from 977 Senior High Schools in the country.
The second-cycle schools were made up of 673 public schools and 304 private schools. The number of public Senior High Schools that presented candidates for this year’s examination increased from 651 in 2021 to 673 in 2022.
A total of seven hundred and seventy-five (775) centres were used for the examination. Sixty (60) subjects, comprising four (4) core and fifty-six (56) electives were made available to prospective candidates to choose from.