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Akufo-Addo wants ban of 14 WASCCE students revoked, directs Napo to engage GES

President Akufo-Addo has directed the Minister for Education Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh to engage the Ghana Education Service (GES) to rescind its decision to ban some 14 students in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The GES in a statement on August 7, 2020, dismissed 14 students for acts of indiscipline in the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The affected students are from the Battor Senior High School, Sekondi College, Juaben Senior High School and Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School.

In a release signed by Eugene Arhin the Director of Communications at the Presidency, it said the President is of the firm view that dismissal alone is enough punishment and will serve as enough deterrent against future acts of indiscipline and want the students be allowed to by the GES to take their final examination.

Some Senior High School students have been protesting what they call tight security and supervision of the ongoing West African Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

While students of the Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School and Juaben Senior High School threatened to boycott their exams because they thought supervisors were ‘too strict’ during the supervision of their first paper, Bright Senior High School students at Kukurantumi attacked some invigilators after allegedly being incited by their proprietor.

Students who were in schools where the destruction of school property occurred are to be surcharged for the full cost of the damage.

According to GES, the results of these students will be withheld until they have fully paid up the full cost of items destroyed.

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