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Reasons for Continuous Decline of Students’ Academic Performance in External Examinations

Egede, N. K.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

In recent times, the performance of students in external examinations such as the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) amongst others has continued to decline. Available statistics shows that in 2005 only 27.53% of students who sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination obtained five credit passes and above including mathematics and english language, while in 2008, it was 13.74%%. This study aims at identifying the reasons for continuous decline of students performance in external examinations. The findings of the study indicate among other things that the continuous decline of student’s performance in external examination is attributed to student’s incessant activities on social media. It is therefore, recommended that private organizations should begin to organize educative competitions among students and schools such as debates, while government should establish-well furnished libraries in all schools