Students of Aburi Girls Senior High School (SHS) in the Akuapem South Constituency in the Eastern Region have given President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo a rousing welcome to Aburi for introducing the flagship of free SHS education in the country.
The students with their four fingers raised depicting four more years for Akufo-Addo to do more for Ghanaians, were extremely excited to see the president visiting Aburi on Monday as part of his working tour of the Eastern region.
A highly elated President Akufo-Addo in addressing the students applauded the first batch of beneficiaries of the free SHS education policy for their excellent showing in the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
“I am reliably informed that the WASSCE results of Aburi Girls Senior High School, and, indeed, of all 2020 SHS graduates, was extremely impressive. Those who claimed that the policy was not achievable must be very ashamed now. I will shelve that conversation for now so we deal with it another day.
“However, I wish to congratulate all the students for their brilliant performance in WASSCE examinations,” President Akufo-Addo added whilst addressing party faithful and traditional rulers at Aburi.
The President used the opportunity to introduce the Member of Parliament (MP) for Akuapem South Mr O.B. Amoah who is seeking re-election on the ticket of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
President Akufo-Addo urged the electorate in the constituency to vote massively for him and the MP so that governing party will retain power and do more for the people.
Results of the 2020 WASSCE candidates indicate that it is the only year in the past six years that more than 50% of candidates who sat the examination obtained A1-C6 in all core subjects.
Further analysis of the 2020 results revealed that performances in Mathematics and English Language were the highest, recording 65.71 and 57.34 percent, respectively.
Social Studies and Integrated Science recorded 64.31 and 52.53 percent, respectively, the checks further indicated.
The data also shows that about 60% of the 342,500 candidates who wrote the WASSCE, representing over 200,000, scored between A1 and C6 in their best six subjects, including English and Mathematics, which qualifies them for tertiary education.