Former President John Mahama has proposed a return to utilizing the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for student assessments within the regional bloc and not limiting it to Ghana alone should he win political power in the country again.
“We will return Ghana to the regional exams conducted by the West African Examinations Council so that it is possible to compare the performance of our children with our English-speaking neighbours in the sub-region.
“Right now, we write a local Ghana exam, we mark it ourselves, we mark our scripts, and we give ourselves high marks… If you don’t have any benchmark to compare, how can you tell if you are improving?” according to myjoyonline report.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) 2024 flag bearer said, he will do this in consultation with stakeholders of education.
“We will convene a stakeholder summit that brings together educationists, experts, teachers, parents, students, and opinion leaders to deliberate on how to improve the implementation of the Free SHS system and also improve the quality of our basic education,” he stated
Source: Kapital Online Team//2023.
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