Reports available on waec official website has revealed that, every year half the population of students who sits for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination fails.
Students who failed this exam cannot get access to tertiary education be it the public or private institutions.
The last grade that tertiary institutions in Ghana accept is C6. So most of the SHS graduates cannot go to tertiary because they had D7, E8, and F9 in their WASSCE results. But there is good news for Senior High School graduates that had D7, E8 and F9 in their results.
Proper management is ongoing to accept these graduates to pursue education into higher level. In Ghana The West Africa Examination Council recognise D7 as a pass mark but this grade is not accepted in the various tertiary institutions to pursue a degree programme.
Proper management is still ongoing to pave way for senior high school graduates with D7 E8 and F9 to also have access to pursue education into higher level.
According to the Chairman of the University Administrators in Ghana, Professor Kwesi Yankah, all Senior High school graduates with D7 should be given the chance to further their education depending on the field the student wants to pursue.
For instance, a student may get one D7 but will be abandoned to go to university, meanwhile, some students with C6 through out have been given admission. This is the time Ghanaians should react fast and depend on the programme the student wants to pursue.
Professor Kwasi Yankah stated this at a virtual Graduation ceremony.