Upper West Regional Coordinating Council Headed by Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih Has expressed dismay with the Rate at Which some Schools score zero percent in BECE and WASSCE Examinations.
He Delivered A Speech on Ghana’s 66th Independence Anniversary at Wa Sidiki Bomi II Park on the 6th of March 2023.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the most important resource in the development of any nation is her human resource. Governments over the years have invested a lot in the provision of educational infrastructure, notably among them are schools, teaching and learning materials. In spite of this, it is disturbing to note that the region’s performance in the Basic Education Certificate Examination in recent times has been dwindling.
The region recorded a 52.5 percent pass in 2019 which declined to 48.8 percent in 2020 and further declined to 47.6 percent in 2021. It is sad to note that some schools continue to score zero per cent pass with no hope of the trend ever changing. Similar observations can equally be made in our Senior High Schools. All stakeholders in education must therefore ensure that this trend is reversed. School Management Committees, Board of Governors, Parents/Teacher Associations, all other stakeholders in education and the communities at large, should get more involved in the running of our schools. I will like to use this occasion to urge all students and pupils gathered here, and those at home, to take your studies seriously and be obedient to authorities. You are the future leaders of this nation.
Great nations are made up of great people and as young people you should portray good values and make good use of the opportunities especially, the Free Senior High School Education the government under the leadership of His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo – Addo has offered you.