The Ghana Education Service (GES) has dismissed some 14 students in some Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country following recent acts of indiscipline and destruction recorded during the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The said students have also been barred from writing their remaining papers in the ongoing examination organised by the West Africa Examination Council.
The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement stated that these sanctions have been taken to “serve as a deterrent and to ensure that life and property are protected in schools.”
The affected students are;
Nicholas Cobbinah – Sekondi College
Kardimell Suapim- Sekondi College
John Kwofie- Sekondi College
Simon Ameyibor (Senior Prefect) – Tweneboah Koduah SHS
Thomas Anokye – Tweneboah Koduah SHS
Juliet Amoakowaa – Tweneboah Koduah SHS
Emmanuel Ashiangmor – Battor SHS
Peter Sissi – Battor SHS
Ameka Nyamiitse – Battor SHS
Shadrack Daitey – Battor SHS
Alfred Attiso – Battor SHS
Solomon Brako – Juaben SHS
Albert Agyekum – Juaben SHS
Robert Inkoom – Juaben SHS
Additionally, some three teachers have also been interdicted and barred from invigilating the WASSCE pending investigations over examination malpractices. They are Thomas Anokye and Joseph Andoh of Tweneboa Kodua SHS and Evans Yeboah of Kade SHTS.
Read full statement below.
Background: students riote
Following their first paper ( Integrated Science) in this year’s WASSCE, videos surfaced on social media where students were seen agitating over claims they were not allowed to cheat and that they could not answer the questions that were set.
Students were also seen vandalizing school property and some using unprintable words on high level public figures including the president of the republic.
These actions by the students have been condemned by the public with calls for the students involved to be sanctioned appropriately.