Overcrowded curriculum to blame for WASSCE failure – Education Minister

Prof. Naana Opoku Agyeman

On Saturday 30th August , 2014 9:51 am, Citi FM released the news online describing The Minister of Education, Prof. Jane Nana Opoku Agyeman attributing the abysmal performance of students in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to what she perceives as overcrowded curriculum.

According to her, students are compelled to learn too many subjects since the curriculum is overcrowded.

“My own hunch is that sometimes we overcrowd the curriculum. We teach too many things too soon as if in year one the whole subject can be covered. It doesn’t have to be that way.” the  Minister said.

The 2013/2014 WASSCE results released by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) shows that over 70% of the candidates who wrote the exams failed to get the required grades to enable them get admissions into tertiary institutions.