Katsina girls performed better than boys in 2021 WASSCE

Badamasi Lawal, the commissioner for education in Katsina, says female students performed better than their male counterparts in the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Mr Lawal disclosed this at the official closing ceremony of the Girl Education Project (GEP-III) on Thursday in Katsina. He noted that this was recorded as a result of the commitment of the government to empower girls in the state through various educational programmes.

According to him, in 2021, 18,321 students took the WASSCE, and the Katsina government paid the examination fee for all the candidates.

“Out of which 10,441 were male, while the female students were 7,880. But wonderfully, the results indicated that 4,627 of the female students scored credit in the English Language, which is 58.7 per cent,” Mr Lawal explained. “From the 10,441 male students, only 5,632 scored credit in the English Language, which is 54 per cent. This means the girls scored…

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