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Woyongo worried about falling standards in Education.


21081235 457760Bolgatanga, Jan. 15, GNA – Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister has expressed worry about the falling standards of Education at the basic level in the region.

     He said the performance of pupils at last year’s BECE had taken a nose dive and that out of the 13,688 candidates, who sat for the examination in the region, only 4,836 candidates, representing 35.3 percent, obtained between aggregates six and 30.

      Mr. Woyongo made the observation at a meeting of serving and retired Directors of Education in the Upper East Region in Bolgatanga, to deliberate on pertinent issues relating to education in the region.

     He said the situation was disturbing and would have an adverse consequence on pupils, who did not gain admission into Senior High Schools  (SHS), adding that, such pupils may end up not having any vocational or entrepreneurial training.