You are indiscipline; Why vandalize school property and insult Akufo-Addo – Ablakwa tells WASSCE candidates

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

A former Deputy Minister of Education Honourable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned the actions of final year Senior High School students who are writing their 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The North Tongu Constituency Member of Parliament in a statement described the behaviour of students who destroyed school properties and insulted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for not pleased with their examination as uncultured and high level of indiscipline.

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“Vandalizing school property & insulting the President because you are not pleased with your exams must be the height of indiscipline, insubordination & disrespect which must be condemned by all.” He said.

The Legislature who worked at the Ministry of Education between 2012 and 2016 as a Deputy Minister of Education under former president John Dramani Mahama’s presidency said, education is not just about passing exams, it is more about shaping good character in the society for a better future.

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On Monday, 3rd August, 2020, videos of some final year students were spotted circulating in the media vandalizing school properties and insulting president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for unapproved claims that, he allows the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to set a difficult integrated science questions for them.

The students also said, the president has mislead them for distributing Solved-Past Questions to them ahead of the examination claiming to have been what they described as “Apor”.

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In 2019, the government through the Ghana Education Service distributed Solved-Past Questions to all final year students across the country to equip them to prepare towards the 2020 WASSCE. Some of the students depend solely on the past questions thinking that they were “Apor” given by the government to past the examination.

The students after the integrated science paper descended heavily on the president for disappointing them because nothing in the books distributed to them came in the examination. The behaviour of the students have however be condemned by all. Meanwhile, some Ghanaians are also calling on the Ghana Education Service and Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) to conduct investigation into the matter and any students found culpable must be sanctioned.

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