Have you thought of what happens to 2022 BECE and 2022 WASSCE candidates preparing for their final exam when their teachers are on strike? What of how this strike affects the emotional stability of these students who are supposed to be preparing for their final exams?
Yesterday, we told you about the strike of school teachers across Ghana and how they are demanding an increase in pay and allowances.
As the strike drags on, with no end in sight, we are starting to see its impact on students who are preparing for their final examinations, Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Many fear that if the strike does not end soon, many students might suffer huge losses as they could be denied the opportunity in passing their exams. The following is what has happened so far…
A background of strikes in Ghana
In Ghana, teachers have been on strike several times in the past decade. The most recent strikes were in 2016 and 2022, when teachers demanded higher wages.
As a result of the strikes, many schools were closed and students lost valuable class time. This had a negative impact on students’ academic performance, especially those who were preparing for their final exams.
The B.E.C.E exams and how students can prepare
When teachers go on strike, it can have a big impact on students who are trying to prepare for their final exams.
The B.E.C.E exams are important for students in Ghana, as they can determine what type of high school they will be able to attend.
If teachers are on strike, it can mean that students miss out on important class time and instruction. However, there are still things that students can do to prepare for their exams, even if teachers are on strike.
Ways parents can help their children succeed with the upcoming B.E.C.E and WASSCE exams
1. Sit down with your child and talk about the upcoming exam. What subjects will they be tested on? Do they feel confident in their abilities? Address any concerns they may have.
2. Help them create a study schedule and stick to it. Make sure they have enough time to study all of the material, but also allow for some breaks.
3. Assist them with studying by quizzing them, going over practice problems together, or reading material out loud.
Are we ready for a change in our education system?
It is no secret that our education system is in need of reform. With the current state of affairs, it is difficult for students to receive the quality education they deserve.
When teachers go on strike, it only furthers the problem. Students lose valuable class time and are not able to receive the individual attention they need.
This can have a significant impact on their performance, particularly in high-stakes exams like the B.E.C.E and WASSCE.
What do you think about this topic?
It’s no secret that teachers in Ghana have been striking recently. This is due to a number of reasons, including the fact that they haven’t been paid their arrears for months.
As a result of the strikes, many students have had to miss out on crucial class time. This is especially detrimental to those who are taking their final B.E.C.E and WASSCE exams.