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An assessment of core mathematics performance of selected single-sex schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana

Gideon Mensah Banson 1 * , Ernest Osei 1 , Frank Koduah 2 , Francis Ekow Bediako 3
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1 Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, Kumasi, GHANA2 Donkorkrom Agric. Senior High School, Donkorkrom, GHANA3 University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, GHANA* Corresponding Author
Mediterranean Journal of Social & Behavioral Research, 7(3), October 2023, 135-139,
Published Online: 10 June 2023, Published: 01 September 2023
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This cross-sectional study was designed to compare gender difference in mathematics achievement in four selected single-sex senior high schools in Ghana. Results of 18,781 students from the selected schools were analyzed based on the final examinations, West African senior school certificate examination (WASSCE) data for 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018-year groups. In 2010, there was no examination; thus, the data analyzed excluded that of 2010. The results are graded from grade A1 to F9 so to ensure clarity in the results, grades were coded from 1 to 9. The grades were coded to correspond with the codes, ranging from the highest grade (A1) to the lowest (F9). The findings indicated that girls performed better than boys and the independent sampling t-test also showed there was a significant difference in the performance of girls and boys. This indicates that there is no equality in core mathematics performance of boys and girls. Teachers of mathematics are encouraged to identify underlying factors that account for the disparity in performance and also to ensure that students of both gender exhibit excellent performance in mathematics.


Banson, G. M., Osei, E., Koduah, F., & Bediako, F. E. (2023). An assessment of core mathematics performance of selected single-sex schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana. Mediterranean Journal of Social & Behavioral Research, 7(3), 135-139.


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