Jackson College of Education is to embark on a nationwide education programme to equip final year students with the requisite skills and knowledge on how to answer questions to meet the expectations of examiners.
The move which forms part of the College’s Corporate Social Responsibility would focus on Mathematics, Integrated Science and English Language. This is intended to keep down the increasing number of students who fail in these three core subjects annually.
Statistics from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) shows that 61.67 per cent of candidates failed to obtain the minimum pass mark in any of the three core subjects.
According to WAEC 99,402 (31 per cent) obtained D7-E8 in the English language, 94,607 (30.09 per cent) obtained D7-E8 in Mathematics and 109,069 (34.72 per cent) obtained D7-E8 in Integrated Science.
It is in line with this disturbing trend that the College seeks to roll out the intervention to improve the situation.
The College has therefore assembled a team of veteran WAEC examiners with decades of teaching and marking experience to help candidates in the three core subjects overcome their problems of passing.
Though this is not the first time the college is embarking on this laudable initiative, it intends to reach out to more students by extending the programme to all ten regions.
Schools that have benefited from the programme are Opoku Ware School, Toase Senior High School, Nkawie Secondary Technical School, Ideal College, Success City Academy, Kumasi Secondary Technical School and Obuasi Secondary Technical School.
Mr Daniel Ebo Jackson the Deputy Director of the College reiterated it is imperative to extend the programme to more schools following the poor showing of candidates in the 2018 WASSCE results.
He said the programme would expose beneficiary students to basic errors they make in answering questions.
He stressed the need for all stakeholders in education to play their respective roles effectively to find a lasting solution to the perennial problem.
He stated that JCE would continue to pursue innovative and sustainable strategies to improve education at all levels.