Punishment meted out to students too harsh; Reconsider your decision – NUTSA tells GES

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Director-General-of-the-GES-Prof.-Kwasi-Opoku-Amankwa
Director-General-of-the-GES-Prof.-Kwasi-Opoku-Amankwa

The National Union of Tongu Students and Associates (NUTSA), is calling on the Ghana Education Service to reconsider the punishment meted out to fourteen (14) dismissed final year students.

According to the leadership of the Union, their attention has been drawn to several videos of some final year students writing their WASSCE describe as AKUFFO ADDO GRADUATES vandalising, beating invigilators and haling insults and curses on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a disrespectful, shameful and morally declined manner which has gone viral on social media. The leadership of NUTSA hereby condemns this act of indiscipline portrayed by the students.

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The leadership of NUTSA though condemned the action, noted that, it outfit has equally been drawn to the disciplinary measures taken by the management of Ghana Education Service (GES) which expels 14 students and bared them from writing the current ongoing examination. Even though the actions of our students calls for disciplinary measures to those students involved in the shameful and disgraceful act of indiscipline, the punishment meted to them is too harsh and need to be reconsidered.

“Baring them from writing the current ongoing examination is in the verge of destroying their future careers which the government has toiled so hard to shape by the implementation of the free SHS policy.”  The Union added.

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The is also appealing to H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo led administration to intervene by calling on GES to reconsider and call the affected students back to their various schools to continue their examination as other disciplinary measures are taken against them.

“We wish to entreat all final year students writing their WASSCE to rivet on their studies and refrain from any form of examination malpractices, riots and vandalism. Study arduously and let no one delude you of giving you any assistant in the form of ‘apore’.”

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Also remember to follow all COVID-19 protocols to stay safe from the virus. The leadership of NUTSA wish all 2020 WASSCE candidates success in their subsequent examination papers.

BACKGROUND

On Friday, 7th August, 2020, the Management of the Ghana Education Service has dismissed some fourteen (14) final year Senior High School Students for an acts of indiscipline and vandalism of school property in the ongoing 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

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

Find attached, the press statement from GES announcing the news. 

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