President Nana Akufo-Addo has directed the Minister of Education, Dr. Opoku Prempeh, “to engage the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reconsider its decision to ban some 14 dismissed final-year senior high school students” from sitting the ongoing West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
A statement signed by the Director of Communication at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, said: “Even though the acts of indiscipline undertaken by these students are intolerable, acts which have led to their subsequent dismissal from school, President Akufo-Addo is of the firm belief that dismissal alone is enough punishment and would serve as enough deterrent against future acts of indiscipline.”
President Akufo-Addo directs Minister for Education to engage GES on WASSCE ban for dismissed final year SHS students pic.twitter.com/lHVf5oenvf— Ministry of Information (@moigovgh) August 9, 2020
The President, the statement noted, “believes that everyone deserves a second chance in life, and is, thus, hopeful that the students will be allowed by the GES to take their final exams as scheduled”.
“Indeed, all other punishment imposed by the relevant authorities should remain in place”, the statement added.