The Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has disclosed that the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), will be changed from February to May/June.
He mentioned that this changes has been agreed on by Ministry of Education and the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
According to him, the change in date of the WASSCE will enable the students and teachers complete the nine-term secondary school syllabus before the final exam begins.
Speaking at the Meet The Press series in Accra yesterday, the minister explained that over the years students spend six terms completing a nine term syllabus as the first and last terms are mostly not utilized effectively.
He mentioned that, this also contributes to poor performance in students as compared to students who undertake the four year programme.
Dr. Mathew Opoku, mentioned that if the nine terms are utilized effectively by teachers and student then the chances of performance being increased will be high.
“We believe that if we can make sure the nine terms are filled with teaching and learning, we can improve learning outcome,” he said.
Reported by: Seth Nana Poku