WAEC asked to stop delays in releasing results

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has been urged to stop the undue delays in the release of results of examinations to schools and district education directorates.


WAECDr. Gatsi, a Lecturer, University of Cape Coast (UCC) School of Business, who is also Founder-Director of John Gatsi Educational Foundation, made the call on Friday at Tadzewu.

The Foundation is an entity spearheading promotion of education in the Ketu-North District in particular.

Dr. John Gatsi said it was inappropriate for WAEC to delay sending results to schools because results were supposed to be available on line.

He made the remark at the foundation’s sixth annual competitive and excellence awards examination for nearly 400 pupils, five each from 57 public and private junior high schools in the area.

The exercise meant to forestall academic decline in the area, under the Foundation’s sole organization and funding, also held refresher courses for more than 80 science, English and Mathematics teachers.

“The bulk results of this year’s BECE results have still not been posted to schools, let alone the District Education Directorates, he said, adding, “WAEC must not take advantage of the internet to delay the forwarding of the bulk results to schools”.

The Lecturer and Economic Analyst, stressed that other stakeholders, including the education directorates needed the bulk result of each school for timely stakeholder analysis, planning and decision making processes.

“Assessing results via the internet does not overrun the importance of bulk results release to various schools in timely manner, since students are not the only end users of the results”, Dr. Gatsi said.

He said because of the current bulk result delay from WAEC, his Foundation for example, could not evaluate results of Ketu North to inform programming of the Foundation.

Dr. Gatsi lauded the open-door policy of the district education directorate in discussing challenges and strategies, and announced that all JHS form three students would be taking part in the competition as part of their mock from 2016

Mr. Daniel Nanewortor, the District Examination Officer said the Foundation’s activities had sparked academic competition among schools in their performance at the BECE.

He cited poor parental interest, poor teacher supervision due to poor support for the officers as main challenges.

Teachers attending this annual refresher workshop and the pupils in the examination welcomed the programs as helpful.


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