The West African Examination Council (WAEC) released results of the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) on the 19th of July 2017 which showed an improvement compared to last year's results.
A total of 289,210 candidates sat for the examination which signifies a 5.45% increase compared to that of 2016 where about 274,262 candidate sat.
This years’ examination was conducted for 916 participating schools.
According to WAEC, passes for English Language in 2017 increased to 54.06% as opposed to the 53.19% that was recorded in 2016. 42.73% also passed Mathematics compared to that of 2016 were only 32.83% passed.
However, Integrated Science was the only subject that 2016 WASSCE results maintained their high score with 48.48% passes compared to 43.66% of 2017 WASSCE passes.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) is a non-profit making organization with its head quaters in Accra, Ghana. It was established in 1952 after the government of Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Gambia enacted the West African Examinations Council Ordinances in 1951
The council has since been the only organization responsible for conducting nationwide examination for Junior High School and Senior High School candidates.
Story by: Tetteh Priscilla Nako (Diploma 1A)