The Methodist University College, Ghana (MUCG) has held its 16th matriculation with a call for a long term national strategy to improve the poor performance in mathematics and science at the Junior and Senior High school levels.
According to Professor Samuel Adjepong, Principal of the university, the continued poor performance by students in mathematics and science, the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) should be a cause for concern.
He said it was regrettable that about 40 per cent of the candidates for this year’s WASSCE failed core mathematics, saying that should be a clarion call for stakeholders to act swiftly to reverse the trend.
Prof. Adjepong congratulated the 1,039 fresh students who were admitted into the university at the ceremony, for the achievement, but urged them to utilise the opportunity to achieve their academic ambitions.
By Daniel Amoo