Wednesday 17th August, 2016
Accra, Aug. 17, GNA
– The National Council of Parent-Teacher Association has described the 2016
West Africa Secondary Schools Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results as
The council said it
has monitored the results of WASSCE for years and noticed that the standard of
education in the country is falling.
A statement signed
by Mr Alexander Yaw Danso, President of the Association and copied to the Ghana
News Agency in Accra outlined challenges contributing to the poor performance
include lack of monitoring, inadequate textbooks, poor commitment of some
teachers to the profession and the short time for senior high school education.
The council urged
government to fulfil its part of the obligation by providing textbooks for
students to perform well in the examination.
called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to adhere to its duty of ensuring
effective supervision of teachers to make them cover the number of hours
required for teaching.
The statement said
the GES has drifted focus from its core mandate of ensuring quality education
The council is
therefore suggesting a forum of stakeholders to discuss the way forward for
senior high school education.