Students’ Performance in Ghana: A Discriminant Analysis

Adane Appiah Akaboha, Samuel Kwofie

Abstract


This study employs discriminant analysis to determine students’ performance in their final West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Data on 104 students who completed Suhum Senior High Secondary Technical School from 2012 to 2013 were gathered from the WASSCE results sheets of the school and discriminant analysis was performed on the initial factors. Result suggest that six factors: being the BECE grade in Science, BECE grade in Mathematics, Type of basic education, Duration of the SHS system, Entry admission age to form 1 of SHS and BECE aggregate of candidate as parsimoniously representing the difference between students who performed very well and those who performed poorly in the WASSCE- determine the performance. 


Keywords


Mathematics, grades, performance, discriminant

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