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JUST IN: "Engage GES To Reconsider Its Decision On Dismissed Students" - President Directs NAPO


ThinkNews Online can confirm that President Akufo-Addo has directed Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh to engage with the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reconsider its decision to ban some fourteen dismissed final year students from taking the ongoing West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).


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According to him, even though the acts of indiscipline undertaken by the students were intolerable acts which led to their subsequent dismissal from school, President Akufo-Addo says he is of the firm view, dismissal alone is enough punishment and will serve as enough deterrent against future acts of indiscipline.

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In a press releases signed by the Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin, it said "President Akufo-Addo believes that every one deserves a second chance in life, and is, thus, hopeful that the students will be allowed by the GES to take their final examination as scheduled.


Background

It will be recalled that the Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) expelled 14 students from school and barred them from partaking in any West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the country.

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According to GES, the punishment will serve as deterrent and ensure life and property are protected in the schools.

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In a statement signed by the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amakwa, it said “The following students have been dismissed from the schools and barred from writing the current examinations in the schools. Nicholas Cobbinah, Kardimeil Suaoim and John Kwofie all of Sekondi College. Simon Ameyibor, who is the Senior Prefect, Thomas Anokye and Miss Juliet Amoakowaa all of Tweneboah Koduah, Solomon Brako, Albert Agyekum and Robert Inkoom of Juaben Senior High School. They are to leave the various school compounds forthwith”

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It added students who are in schools where destruction of school’s property occurred are to be surcharged for the full cost of the damage.


Below is a copy of the press statement:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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