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After months of uncertainty and apprehension arising out of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) commenced on July 20, 2020 for Ghanaian candidates with a total of 313,837 students.

This year's examinations has been marred by pockets of protests by some candidates who bemoan strict invigilation and social distancing in the examination hall.

On Monday, August 3, 2020, some final year students of the Tweneboa Kodua SHS vandalized school properties to register their displeasure for the “strict” nature of invigilators during their exams.

Similar cases were recorded in some schools where students bitterly complained about the sitting arrangement which they say hindered them from cheating.

Lots of videos have also gone viral on social media showing some students in various SHSs insulting the President because they relied on leaked examination questions which didn't appear in their actual exams.

Students of Bright Senior High School at Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region attacked officials of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) supervising the ongoing WASSCE examination in the school.

The students subsequently went ahead to assault a journalist with the Daily Graphic in the Region who had gone to the school to report,leaving him with severe injuries.

Students of Ndewura Jakpa Senior High Technical in Damongo in the West Gonja Municipality have vandalised school’s properties in protest against the 1.5-meter social distancing sitting in the examination hall.

The students first destroyed the lightening system and plunged the whole school into darkness.

A section of Ghanaians have condemned the rude behaviour and vulgar language by some Senior High School (SHS) students towards President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has lashed out at the students' behaviour and cautioned his fellow legislators, politicians and the entire nation not to condone the student's insubordination.

The National President of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) Alhaji Yacoub A.B. Abubarkar has also revealed that some final year students who were caught on tape insulting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be punished at the end of the ongoing investigations.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed school authorities to maintain discipline by punishing any student established to have been involved in any of the protects and vandalism activities recorded in certain Senior High Schools.

SilverNEWS / SilverFM / Ghana






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