General Mathematics Paper 2, WASSCE (PC), 2018

Candidates' Weakness


      The Chief Examiner observed that the candidates’ showed weaknesses in the   following areas:

  1. Geometry
  2. Construction
  3. Descriptive Statistics especially in diagrams
  4. Graphical solutions to quadratic equations and reading from the graph
  5. Vectors
  6. Inability to identify the principle or concepts to be used in solving a problem
  7. Adherence to the rubrics of questions
  8. Poor interpretation of questions
  9. Commercial Arithmetic



The Chief Examiner suggested that to overcome the challenges stated, the following remedies should be considered:

  1.   School Proprietors and Government should provide conducive environment and   

  condition for effective learning.

  1.   Candidates should be encouraged to read questions carefully and understand

  their requirements before attempting them.

  1.   Teachers and candidates are encouraged to cover the syllabus while preparing

  for examination so as to enhance performance.

  1.   Teachers should rise up to their responsibilities and make learning interactive.