Akuffo Addo should be blamed if Candidates fail WASSCE 2020 – Educationist


According to an Educationist, candidates sitting for this years WASSCE for school candidates have the right to blame His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo if they perform poorly in their West African Senior Certificate Examination because the entire process was politicised.

Mr Samuel Richard Ziggah commenting on viral videos of students insulting Akufo-Addo said it was terribly wrong for President Akufo-Addo to have referred the students as ‘Akufo-Addo’ graduates in his nation’s address.

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The final year students in the video insulted the President because they claimed questions they prepared for did was not featured in their exams.

But the Educationist speaking on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM ‘Frontline’ show said the students felt some entitlement following these statements and the alleged promises they were given.

Mr Ziggah furthered that “why should we make education political? Politicians are always politicising education to the extent they tout their achievements by saying WASSCE students performed better under their watch compared to their opponents. Why should this happen? Two things happen when you write exams. You either pass or fail”.

According to him “the grades are not awarded based on beauty or handsomeness. We have made our students lazy and made them feel they have to pass even if they don’t prepare. Why should the president refer to them as Akufo-Addo graduates?”.

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“If they fail, they have the right to blame the president. But that should not have been the case. We have caused this,” he added.

The Educationist also described this year’s students as “half baked scholars” and warned they may create problems for the society, adding our society is sick and that has affected our children.

He said the insults from the students to the President is what they have learnt since insult is now part of the game of Ghana politics.


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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