The Ghana Education Service (GES) has with immediate effect dismissed 14 final year students participating in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The students would also not be allowed to continue with the remaining papers.
A statement signed by the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, on Friday noted that the students are from four senior high schools found to have misconducted themselves on Monday, August 3 after writing the Integrated Science paper 1 and 2.
“The students have been dismissed from the schools and bared from writing the current examinations in the schools.” They are:
a) Nicholas Cobbinah, Kardimeil Suapim and John kwofie all of Sekondi College
b) Simon Ameyibor, who is the Senior Prefect, Thomas Anokye and Miss Juliet Amoakowaa all of Tweneboah Koduah Senior High School,
c) Emmanuel Ashiangmor, Peter Sissi, Ameka Nyamitse, Shadrack Daitey and Alfred Attiso of Battor Senior High School
d) Solomon Brako, Albert Agyekum and Robert Inkoom of Juoben Senior High School.
“They are to leave the various school compounds forthwith,” the statement directed.
According to the GES, the action was taken to serve as deterrence and to ensure that life and property are protected in the schools.
“Management condemns all the acts of reported indiscipline and takes a very serious view of the conduct of those involved,” the statement pointed out.
All students who are in schools where destruction of school property occurred, GES said they should be surcharged for the full cost of the damage.
“Results of these students will be withheld till they have fully paid up the full cost of the items destroyed.”
Also, these teachers, Thomas Anokye, Joseph Andoh and Evans of Tweneboa Kodua, Sekondi College and Kade senior high schools respectively have been interdicted and barred from invigilating, pending conclusion of investigations into their roles in some of the reported cases of misconduct in the schools.
“It is expected that these measures, very harsh as they might seem, are necessary to ensure that students appreciate the significance of good conduct and discipline their actions.”