President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that contrary to criticism by former President John Dramani Mahama, his government has improved education significantly.
John Dramani Mahama, flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) reacting to last year's WASSCE result opined that candidates of WASSCE under President Akufo-Addo’s government are allowed to cheat to pass.
“In many places, they let the children cheat. You go to places and the teachers are conniving with the students to cheat. The effect will be seen later,” the former President said.
Addressing the 187th speech and prize-giving day at the Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast, President Akufo-Addo hit out at John Dramani Mahama, arguing that it is a pity he refuses to see the significant improvement in the education system of the country.
"It is a pity though that the sad nature of aspects of contemporary Ghanaian politics drove some otherwise allegedly responsible people including your former President and current NDC Presidential candidate to question the integrity of the results happily without any foundation and to attribute these results to cheating.
"The WASSCE results of the students I proudly call the Akufo-Addo graduates have shown that the quality of education has not deteriorated but on the contrary, it has improved significantly,” President Akufo-Addo said.
He continued, "The results of the Akufo-Addo graduates in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 are the only years in the past decade that show that more than 50% of the candidates obtained A1 to C6 in all core subjects.”
In his address, President Akufo-Addo quizzed students of Wesley Girls High School, whether they cheated in examinations but it was responded with a loud NO!
He assured that his government will continue to pay close attention to the education system of the country.