Fourteen (14) West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) candidates have been dismissed from their various Senior High Schools and barred from partaking in the ongoing WASSCE examination.
This follows violence in Senior High Schools over strict invigilation and social distancing in exam halls.
A statement signed by the Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa on Friday August 7, 2020 highlighted that students involved in inappropriate acts in the various Senior High Schools must be dismissed immediately.
“The following students have been dismissed from the schools and barred from writing the current in the schools. They are to leave the various compounds forthwith,” parts of the statement read.
From the Sekondi College, the affected students include Nicholas Cobbinah, Kardlemeil Suapim and John Kwofie.
In the Tweneboah Koduah Senior High School in the Ashanti Region, Simon Ameyibor who happens to be the Senior Prefect of the school, Thomas Anokye and Miss Juliet Amoakowaa were dismissed.
From the Juaben Senior High School, the affected students were Solomon Brako, Albert Agyekum and Robert Inkoom.
Battor Senior High School also had Emmanuel Ashiangmor, Peter Sissi, Ameka Nyamitse, Shadrack Daitey and Alfred Attiso being dismissed.
Additionally, the statement further indicated that students who are in Senior High Schools where violence occurred are to be surcharged with the cost of very damage and failure to adhere to this directive would result in the withholding of their WASSCE results.
Also, three teachers have been interdicted by the Ghana Education Service and barred from invigilating the ongoing WASSCE as “they are further being referred to the security agencies for further investigation” over their role in the recent violent activities in Senior High Schools.
These teachers include Thomas Anokye and Joseph Andoh of Tweneboa Kodua SHS and Evans Yeboah of Kade SHTS
The Ghana Education Service further urged all school authorities to report any other form of violence to security agencies across the country for the laws of the country to take its course.
Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com