So far, 446,958 past questions have been provided for the 2021 WASSCE candidates disclosed by Ghana Education Service (GES).
The provision of old questions and office stationery at a cost of about GHS34.5 .The decision comes at a time when the administration is having difficulty obtaining textbooks for the newly implemented standard-based curriculum.
Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, explained his organization’s viewpoint at a press conference in Accra on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
“We can’t say that educating students to excel in exams is a negative thing. There are three things that are done in schools all around the world. Curriculum, directions, and assessments are all examples of these. When we build programs, we normally start by assessing them, which allows us to design the type of curriculum we want. We don’t go to school to fail, so let’s get it right this time. It is the obligation of GES to ensure that people pass and pass well at all costs. Our ultimate goal is to achieve 100%.”
“It is not an out-of-date priority. If we couldn’t accomplish it in the past due to a lack of resources, it doesn’t mean we can’t do it now. It will come back to hunt us if we chose to make the school system churn out misfits.”
For the 2021 WASSCE candidates, 446,958 previous questions have been obtained thus far.
This represents a 32% increase over last year’s unit pricing, which the Minority in Parliament has expressed concern over.
Those who criticized the action claimed that the administration was only interested in assuring a good pass grade for the first batch of Free Senior High School graduates in order to earn political points, despite the policy’s difficulties.