Fourteen (14) final year second cycle students in the country have been dismissed by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
The dismissal of the students was in connection with current acts of indiscipline and vandalism of school property in the ongoing 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
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Reports indicates that, the fourteen (14) students dismissed are final year students from four (4) different Senior High Schools. These schools are Sekondi College, Tweneboah Koduah SHS, Battor SHS and Juaben SHS.
In statement issued by the Ghana Education Service in a reaction of indiscipline in Senior High Schools, stated the students have also been barred from writing their remaining papers in the ongoing WASSCE conducted by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).
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The statement according to the Ghana Education Service (GES) is to “serve as a deterrent and to ensure that life and property are protected in schools.”
Below are the name of students who were dismissed and their respective schools.
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 Kpoduah 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
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The Service has also directed that, students who are in schools where destruction of school property occurred are to be surcharged for the full cost of the damage.
In addition, the results of these students will be withheld until they pay in full the cost of items destroyed in the schools.
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The actions taken by the Ghana Education Service followed reports of some final year Senior High School students agitation over what they describe as tight security and supervision of the examination by some invigilators.
A section of students of the Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School and Juaben Senior High School after their Integrated Science Paper on Monday, 3rd August, 2020 threatened to boycott the ongoing West African Secondary Schools Certificate Examination claiming the school authorities were being ‘too strict’ during the supervision of their first paper.
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Meanwhile, reports on some students of Bright Senior High School at Kukurantumi have also attacked invigilators and journalist.
Find attached, the full press release from GES.