Report criminal acts of final year students to the police – GES directs

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

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed school authorities to report all criminal acts of final year students to the Ghana Police Service.

According to GES, it has come to their notice that final year students at both Junior and Senior High Schools consistently refuse to go to school after registering for their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Some of these students, according to GES, are said to be engaged in undesirable acts such as dealing in drugs, bullying, wearing unprescribed attire, use of mobile phones on school campuses and blatant disregard for school rules and regulations.

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Management of GES has therefore urged school authorities to report any criminal acts of students to the Ghana Police Service (GPS) for investigation and subsequent prosecution.

The Ghana Education Service further indicated that, students under police investigation during the period of BECE and WASSCE Examinations will be allowed to write their papers under police escort whiles those with disciplinary issues can only come to the examination centre, accompanied by their parents.

Source: Coverghana.com.gh

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