Students writing the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) are excited after the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, charged public tertiary foundations to think about understudies with grades D7.
As indicated by the Minister, grades D7 don’t suggest that the understudy is a disappointment henceforth a requirement for a public conversation on the acknowledged cutoff grades for enlistments into tertiary establishments in Ghana.
Talking at the swearing-in and initiation of Governing Councils of some open specialized Universities, the Minister charged the schools to develop and make access programs for such understudies.
He said “Our gross tertiary enlistment proportion is 18.8%, South Korea is 73.6%, so no country has had the option to show change without hitting 40 to half tertiary enlistment proportion.
“Mauritius is 40%, you go there and everything is evolving. Our 18% won’t change Ghana and that is the reason the President has set a plan of 40%, what it likewise implies is that you need to begin checking out your projects, more certificate programs so understudies sitting home with D7 will discover a spot in your establishment.”
“There are establishments that are saying we are not getting the numbers yet what ended up supporting understudies offering courses in recognition, electrical designing and from that point onward, you will see the numbers going up and from that point onward, they can go to work. And afterward assuming they need to proceed with they can proceed. So we shouldn’t consider D7 to be a hindrance for understudies getting to tertiary,” he added.
After the declaration by the Minister, there was celebration at some assessment places and senior secondary schools.
A few understudies depicted the declaration as uplifting news.