GES reverses exams ban on 13 students after Akufo-Addo intervention

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has reversed the decision to ban some 13 students from writing the ongoing WASSCE following an intervention by President Akufo-Addo.

A statement by the GES said the students are to be allowed into examination centres to write the papers with their colleagues.

It, however, maintained that the dismissal of the students from their respective schools still stands hence they are to write their papers and immediately vacate the premises of the schools.

Meanwhile, the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council has called for the immediate closure of Bright Senior High School at Akyem Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region for allegedly perpetuating fraud in examinations over the years.

The Traditional Council headed by Okyenehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin is also calling for the prosecution of the Proprietor of the School Bright Amponsah.

“I am instructed by the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council and on the august permission of His Majesty Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin on the following measures divorced from any compromise: The closure of the Bright Senior High School with immediate effect. The arrest of Bright Amponsah, the proprietor of Bright Senior High School and his immediate prosecution. On humanitarian grounds and fatherly consideration, the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council will assist in the rehabilitation of affected students; this is in consideration of their immediate and best interest,” a statement issued Monday, August 10, 2020 under the signature of D.M Ofori- Atta, State Secretary to the Council stated.

The statement copied to the Minister of Education, the Director-General of
Ghana Education Service, the Director-General West African Examinations Council and Eastern Regional Police Commander further stated that “thorough investigation of the operations of Bright SHS over the last decade with particular concern with its dealings with certain officers of the West African Examination Council WAEC Also, to be emphasized and insisted, comprehensive auditing of the academic and social situation of Bright SHS by the GES and the police”.

Source: Ghana/

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