Vision1 FM                       Light FM                         Light TV

WASSCE failure: Pidgin language affecting students – WAEC

The Head of Public Affairs for the West African Examination Council Agnes Teye-Cudjoe has revealed that Chief Examiners are worried over the growing use of pidgin language by students in their final exams.



According to her, students must be taught to read more and write good English during their final exams.

Provisional results by WAEC indicate that 193,882 candidates, representing 61.67% of all candidates who sat for the WASSCE failed to obtain the minimum pass mark in any of the three core subjects required for admission into universities in the country.

According to statistics by WAEC, 99,402 (31%) obtained D7-E8 in the English Language, 94,607 (30.09%) obtained D7-E8 in Mathematics, and 109,069 (34.72%) obtained D7-E8 in Integrated Science.

Also 68,002, representing 21.61%, had F9 in English Language; 99,275 (31.58%), obtained F9 in Mathematics; and 46,367, representing 14.76%, had F9 in Integrated Science.


Speaking on Morning Starr, Mrs. Teye-Cudjoe told host Francis Abban that examiners have advised that teachers make mathematics more fun to help students understand the subject better.

“Chief Examiners have complained about the use of Pidgin English in essays and limited vocabulary of students. They have suggested that students read more and teachers engage students more in comprehensive assignments. For Maths, the Chief examiners have mentioned that students are unable to translate Story Problems into mathematical forms before solving them.

“Maths Examiners have recommended that teachers make Mathematics more interesting and fun in the classroom.”

Mrs. Teye-Cudjoe also called on parents to ensure that their children read more and focus on their books when they get home from school.

“Teachers have a role to play but students must make it a point to study as well. Parents have a role to play to ensure students study and use their free times wisely.”

 

Source:Starrfmonline.com

More Lifestyle..

Asante Kotoko leave for Ethiopia today Asante Kotoko leave for Ethiopia today 2018-12-11 - Asante Kotoko will fly out to Ethiopia en route to Kenya today...
Under 1D1F 79 factories have been implemented so far – Akufo-Addo Under 1D1F 79 factories have been implemented so far  – Akufo-Addo 2018-12-10 - President Nana Akufo-Addo has communicate happiness about the...
Takoradi port terminal project begins in 2019 Takoradi port terminal project begins in 2019 2018-12-04 - IBISTEK Limited will in January, 2019 commence work on the development...
Vodafone Ghana enhances customer care service for speech and hearing impaired. Vodafone Ghana enhances customer care service for speech and hearing impaired. 2018-12-04 - Tele Communication network, Vodafone Ghana has enhanced its ...
Ghana to meet revenue target in mineral export Ghana to meet revenue target in mineral export 2018-12-03 - Ghana exported nearly $5.8 billion worth of minerals as of the...

 

More News..

Drone approved by Parliament Drone approved by Parliament 2018-12-11 - Parliament on Tuesday approved the controversial Drone Delivery...
Asante Kotoko leave for Ethiopia today Asante Kotoko leave for Ethiopia today 2018-12-11 - Asante Kotoko will fly out to Ethiopia en route to Kenya today...
I am not divorced - Akua GMB I am not divorced - Akua GMB 2018-12-11 - The fourth wife of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Angel...
Diaper making factory has been commissioned by President Nana Akuffo Addo under 1D1F. Diaper making factory has been commissioned by President Nana Akuffo Addo under 1D1F. 2018-12-11 - President Nana Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the Sunda Ghana Diaper...
Wontumi to sponsor NDC presidential primaries because of Mahama. Wontumi to sponsor NDC presidential primaries because of Mahama. 2018-12-10 - The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New PatrioticParty (NPP),...
New mining policy to be announced by Gov't on Friday 14 December. New mining policy to be announced by Gov't on Friday 14 December. 2018-12-10 - Government will on Friday 14 December 2018, announce a new policy...