Mr Francis Adomako, Educationist and Ashanti Regional Organiser for NPP
Francis Adomako, an educationist and Ashanti Regional Organiser for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged the former President, John Mahama to apologise to students who sat for the 2023 West African Secondary School Council Examination (WASSCE) for claiming they cheated during the exams.
The former President in an infamous comment about the pass rate of last year’s WASSCE said the students had a field’s day to cheat during the examination.
This, he therefore insinuated enhanced the chances of the students to earn good grades.
But reacting yesterday morning, Mr Adomako said the comments of the former President betrays him as a statesman and former leader of the nation.
Mr Adomako noted that rather than using the country’s resources on frivolous expenditures as he John Mahama did during his term as President from 2012 to 2016, the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government has consciously invested same in education and was receiving better outcomes.
The NPP organiser stated that the free senior high school education policy was to ensure Ghanaian students get opportunities to study at secondary school level freeely and pass to attain tertiary education.
The government, Mr Adomako said believes that Ghana can have a better economy and standard of living when its human resource base are highly intelligent and can contribute their knowledge to its development.
“The best pivot behind every human development is education and that is what the NPP government under the current President has invested resources into and it is so shameful that John Mahama, a former President could ridicule the dividends this free education policy is delivering”, Mr Adomako stated.
Mr Adomako said the GhanaEducation Service (GES) records show that 448, 674 students from the public schools sat for the 2023 WASSCE.
The breakdown of these figures, he noted showed that 212, 453 were male while 236, 221 being female students.
These students, the report revealed attained a 76. 36% pass rate which is 5.8% higher than the pass rate in 2022 where 61.39% success was chalked in the exams.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/ Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi.