2020 WASSCE: GES Dismisses and Bars 14 Students, Interdicts Teachers Over Malpractices

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.

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