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LOCAL NEWS: GES Grants Dismissed Students Access To Write WASSCE


The Management of Ghana Education Service (GES) says it has granted access to the recently dismissed students to partake in the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in their various school under guardian escort.


According to GES, the pardon was made possible following President Akufo-Addo's directive to the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh on the faith of the final year students.


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In a release signed by Director-General of GES, Kwasi Opoku Amankwa and sighted by ThinkNews Online, it said "As requested by H.E. the President of the Republic, the Minister of Education has engage the Management of Ghana Education Service today 10th August 2020, to review sanctions imposed on the students who misconducted themselves after the Integrated Science Examination Paper on Monday 3rd August, 2020"


The statement added, following the decisions made, Nicholas Cobbinah, Kadimell Suapim and John Kwofie, all of Sekondi College have been allowed to write their WASSCE.


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It further mentioned that Simon Ameyibor, Juliet Amoakwoaa, both from Twenebo Kodua SHS, Emmanuel Ashiangmor, Peter Sissi, Ameka Nyamitse, Shadrack Daitey and Alfred Attiso, all of Battor SHS have also being given the green light to write their papers.


"Solomon Brako, Albert Agekum and Robert Inkoom of Juaben Senior High School were also pardoned to sit and partake in the ongoing exams" the statement said.


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Mr. Opoku Amankwa however reminded the students, despite being given the chance to write their paper, they still remain dismissed from their various schools.


Heads of the various schools were also cautioned to only allow the students enter the school to write their paper with a guardian escort.


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The students were however warned to leave the premises of the school immediately after they have submitted their papers with their guardians.


Below is a copy of the full release:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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