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WASSCE: Only 17% of candidates obtained credit or better in English Language

The Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Conrad Sackey, announced the results of the 2023 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates today.

He stated that, while performance across subjects varied, overall performance in the different subjects was much better in 2023 than in 2022. However, the percentage of candidates with credit or better in English Language was a low 17%.

He outlined that the number of candidates with university undergraduate degree programme entry requirements of five (5) credits including a credit in English Language and/or Mathematics in a single sitting stands at 137,245 with an average grade for all districts being in the range of 5 to 6, i.e. credit grade range.

The ministry acknowledges the questioning of the integrity of public examinations and accepts that the withholding of 34,525 results is an attempt at rectification.


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