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After receiving reports from various Senior High Schools on issues of indiscipline acts from writing of the integrated science Examination Paper on Monday August 3 2020,Management of the Ghana Education Service have decided to dismiss some 14 dismissed Senior High School students.

These students were also barred from partaking in the ongoing WASSCE examinations a result of the violent acts they exhibited in their schools due to strict invigilation and social distancing in exam halls.

This according to the Education body, is to serve as ''deterrence and to ensure that life and property are protected in the schools''

A statement signed by the Director-General of Ghana Education Service,Professor Akwasi Poku Amankwa also indicated that some three teachers have also been interdicted and barred from invigilating pending conclusion of the probe to ascertain their culpability for their roles in the alleged activities as “they are further being referred to the security agencies for further investigation.”

The teachers include Thomas Anochie and Joseph Andoh of Tweneboa Kodua SHS and Evans Yeboah of Kade SHTS.

Management of GES also said,students who are in schools where destruction of school property occurred are to be surcharged for the full cost of the damage,adding that the results of these students will be withheld until they have fully paid up the full cost of items destroyed.

The dismissed students; 

1. Nicholas Cobbinah` – Sekondi College
2. Kardimell Suapim- Sekondi College
3. John Kwofie- Sekondi College
4. Simon Ameyibor (Senior Prefect) – Tweneboah Koduah SHS
5. Thomas Anokye – Tweneboah Koduah SHS
6. Juliet Amoakowaa – Tweneboah Koduah SHS
7. Emmanuel Ashiangmor – Battor SHS
8. Peter Sissi – Battor SHS
9. Ameka Nyamiitse – Battor SHS
10. Shadrack Daitey – Battor SHS
11. Alfred Attiso – Battor SHS
12. Solomon Brako – Juaben SHS
13. Albert Agyekum – Juaben SHS
14. Robert Inkoom – Juaben SHS

Background

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

SilverNEWS / SilverFM / Ghana

 

Last modified on Monday, 10 August 2020

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