President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is calling on the Ghana Education Service through the Ministry of Education to pardon dismissed final year students to write the rest of their papers in the ongoing West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
In a statement released by the Director of Communications at the office of the President at the Jubilee House Eugene Arhin, the president has directed the Minister of Education Hon. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh to immediately engage the Management of the Ghana Education Service headed by Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa to reconsider the punishment meted out to some fourteen (14) final year students.
“Even though the acts of indiscipline undertaken by these students are intolerable, acts which have led to their subsequent dismissal from school, President Akufo-Addo is of the firm view that dismissal alone is enough punishment, and will serve as enough deterrent against future acts of indiscipline.” He said.
The President’s directive followed the dismissal of some fourteen WASSCE candidates by the Ghana Education Service. Three of the students come from Sekondi College, three from Tweneboah Koduah SHS, five from Battor SHS and three from Juaben SHS for misconduct and vandalism of school property.
READ BELOW THE PRESIDENT’S DIRECTIVE.