The paper compared favourably with those of previous years in standard, the skills tested and the coverage of the prescribed examination syllabus. The questions were straightforward and clearly itemized to ease comprehension. The rubrics were clear, while the marking scheme was flexible and exhaustive.
The performance of the candidates was better than that of the previous year. The candidate population of 214,277 had a raw mean score of 23 and a standard deviation of 10.15 as against a raw mean score of 15 and a standard deviation of 7.74 in the November/December 2007 WASSCE with a candidature of 231,146.