The Jackson Institute of Innovation and Leadership (JIIL), a subsidiary of the Jackson Educational Complex, has organized a free WAEC Examiners workshop for some final year Senior High School (SHS) in Kumasi.
The two-day exercise was to sensitise participants on how best to answer questions to the expectation of WAEC examiners as they prepare to write their final exams in September/October this year.
Seasoned WAEC examiners with many years of experience were on hand to take the students through the best approaches in solving questions specifically in English, Mathematics, and Science.
Over 200 students from the Kumasi Metropolis and beyond who benefited from the exercise were also counselled to guard against all forms of social vices that could be inimical to their education. The event also streamed live online for thousands of students across the continent who undertake the WASSCE exams to benefit from it.
Mrs Theodosia Jackson, Principal of Jackson College of Education, said the school had over the years provided the platform for final year students to meet WAEC examiners ahead of their examinations.
She said most students fail the three core subjects not because they are academically weak but their approach to answering questions during examination is wrong.
This, according to her, informed the decision to bring the students and examiners together to discuss the common mistakes students make during the examination and guide them to success.
“This is our little contribution towards shaping the lives of these young ones whose progression on the academic ladder is critical to the future of the country”, she noted.
Mrs Jackson underlined the need for stakeholders in education to contribute their quota towards preparing students in basic and secondary levels of education to access tertiary education in the interest of national development.
The beneficiary students who were excited for the opportunity to interact with WAEC examiners praised JEC for exposing them to standard techniques on answering WASSCE questions.
They described the workshop as a useful exercise that would go long to enhance their chances of making good grades in the 2021 West African Senior Secondary Certificate (WASSCE)
It is worth noting that aside from the usual classroom tuition for candidates for BECE and WASSCE, it is pertinent to enlighten them on how to tackle examination questions to enhance their performance. This is very necessary especially for candidates in deprived areas who are not privileged to have WAEC examiners teaching them in most cases.