Member of Parliament for North Tong Constituency has stated that, despite all the chest-beating and noise making the by governing New Patriotic Party, the erstwhile John Mahama led government in four years has increased WASSCE candidates by 99,801 while President Akufo-Addo has increased same by only 39,575, adding that, a striking difference of 60,226.
On the MP’s Facebook post sighted by talksafrica.com, he said; President Akufo-Addo’s comparative increase is far less than half of what his counterpart, President Mahama achieved in the same four year period.
According to Ablakwa, unimpeachable statistics from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) reveal that in 2012, a total of 174,461 candidates sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
This figure to the legislator, has impressively shot up during the tenure of President John Mahama to 274,262 candidates who sat for the 2016 WASSCE adding that it represents an actual increment of a staggering 99,801. That is by some *57.2%* over the period.
“Notwithstanding President Akufo-Addo’s much touted Free SHS policy which the NDC has always maintained could have been better implemented without Double Track and the attendant suffocating congestion; WASSCE candidate numbers have seen an unimpressive increase from the 2016 figure of 274,262 to 313,837 in 2020. This works out to an actual increase of a relatively low 39,575 or a mere 14.4%” He opined.
Visionary and pragmatic policy interventions will always triumph in the final analysis over populist knee-jerk programmes.” He further stressed.
Iddrisu Muftaw | talksafrica.com