The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwah, in a press release has indicated that 14 students in some Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country have been dismissed, following recent acts of indiscipline and vandalism recorded during the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
GES condemned all acts of indiscipline that occurred during the Integrated Science paper on Monday 3rd August 2020.
According to the management of GES, these sanctions have been taken to “serve as a deterrent and to ensure that life and property are protected in schools.”
The affected students have also been barred from writing their remaining papers over various acts of vandalism at their respective examination centers.
Below are the affected Students
- Nicholas Cobbinah` – Sekondi College
- Kardimell Suapim- Sekondi College
- John Kwofie- Sekondi College
- Simon Ameyibor (Senior Prefect) – Tweneboah Koduah SHS
- Thomas Anokye – Tweneboah Koduah SHS
- Juliet Amoakowaa – Tweneboah Koduah SHS
- Emmanuel Ashiangmor – Battor SHS
- Peter Sissi – Battor SHS
- Ameka Nyamiitse – Battor SHS
- Shadrack Daitey – Battor SHS
- Alfred Attiso – Battor SHS
- Solomon Brako – Juaben SHS
- Albert Agyekum – Juaben SHS
- Robert Inkoom – Juaben SHS
Three students each from Sekondi College, Tweneboa Koduah SHS, and Juabeng SHS were dismissed whiles Battor SHS recorded 5 dismissed students making them the highest.
In addition, three teachers have also been interdicted and barred from invigilation for further investigations to be made. Below are the details:
Thomas Anokye - Tweneboa Kodua SHS
Joseph Andoh- Tweneboa Kodua SHS
Evans Yeboah - Kade Senior High Technical School
Moreover, all students who are in schools where destruction of school property occurred are to be surcharged for the full cost of the damage and their results will be withheld until they have fully paid up the full cost of items destroyed.
Also, the examination center at Bright Academy which is a private school in Kukurantumi - Eastern Region, has been dissolved and relocated to Ofori Panin Senior High School.
Management of GES expects the students of Bright Academy to be disciplined to the rules and regulations of the school.
GES admitted that though these measures might seem very harsh they "are necessary to ensure that students appreciate the significance of good conduct and discipline in their action".