Pasco can’t guarantee success in exams – PTA

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National President for the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Alexander Danso, says past questions does not guarantee success in exams.

This comment by the PTA President comes after government announced that it had purchased over 400,000 sets of questions and answer booklets from the West African Examination Council (WAEC), for distribution to the first batch of beneficiaries of government’s flagship Free Senior High School Policy who will sit for the exams in 2020.

This move by the government is to aid the first batch of the Free SHS in their preparations and subsequent excel in the exams in April, 2020.

Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka FM’s morning show “AM Drive”, National President for the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Alexander Danso asked government to provide the necessary materials for teaching and learning in these schools

Mr. Alex Danso argued that there are students in Ghana who still go ahead to learn and pass the WASSCE exams without past questions.

“Why are we trying to play with the future of our children, what happened to the children who still passed the WASSCE without past questions? I don’t think the procurement of past questions is as important as the provision of the needed materials to aid student,” he said.

Speaking on sustainability, Alexander Danso questioned whether or not the provision of the past questions was going to be a norm or a nine day wonder.

He revealed that the PTA was not contacted with respect to the procurement of these past questions.

Meanwhile, the minority in Parliament has questioned the basis and budgetary allocation for the procurement of the 400,000 past questions for these students, describing the move as needless.

Ghana | | Vivian Adu Boatemaa