President Akufo Addo has intervened in the dismissal of 14 final year students for rioting after writing their Integrated Science paper in the ongoing WASSCE.
The students are from Tweneboa Kodua SHS, Kade SHTS, Sekondi College, Battor SHS, and Juaben SHS.
They vandalized school furniture, smashed bowls containing evening meals in the dining hall, attacked invigilators, journalists, demonstrated and issued threats to school authorities for being firm during the supervision of the exams.
Now, the President has asked the Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh to engage the Ghana Education Service “to reconsider its decision to ban” the students from “taking the ongoing West African Secondary Schoo Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Though the president hopes the ban will be lifted, he also said “all other punishment imposed by the relevant authorities should remain in place.”
Though it looks like a request at this point, it would be difficult for the GES to go against the President’s request.
The students, can indeed continue writing their WASSCE.
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