Final-year students of Bright Senior High School (SHS), a private school at Kukurantumi in the Abuakwa North Municipality in the Eastern Region, went on the rampage and beat an external invigilator in the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to report the students got infuriated after the external invigilator resisted their attempts to engage in malpractices.
WAEC has since relocated the examination centre of Bright Senior High School (SHS) to Ofori Panin Senior High School at Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region effective from August 8, 2020 to ensure the integrity of Examinations and safeguard the lives of examination officials assigned to school.
Professor Opoku-Amakwa responding on UTV’s Adekye Nsroma stated that Ghana Education Service under no obligation can prevent a candidate of WEAC from writing an exam.
“Ghana Education Service in agreement with WEAC is in charge of examination preparation and selecting of centres so far as exam is concern in the country. After registration, GES students becomes the candidate of WEAC hence every decision of the exam is sorely done by WEAC and not GES, therefore we cannot prevent any student from writing WEAC exam,"
He also added that the GES partners some private institutions to allow them use their facilities as registration centers, so if any student causes riots and destroy the property of that institution, “the candidate will be sack from the center but not from writing the exams. Only that they will have to find a new registration center to write the exam...citing Bright Senior High School as an example, their center and student numbers are under Bright Senior High School , even though the student has been barred from writing the exam at their former center but they still have the chance to write the exam at Ofori Penin Secondary School as it has been already relocated".
He appealed to all students to use the right channel to resolve their grievance rather than resorting to violence and destroying government property.
Source: Josephine Acheampomaa/[email protected]
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