Dismissed WASSCE students deserve second chance – Akufo-Addo to GES

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has intervened to allow all dismisssed final year students to complete their West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE). 

Some 14 students from five Senior High Schools were dismissed and barred by the Ghana Education Service (GES) from writing their exit exams after they engaged in violence, vandalizing school properties.

The students protested strict supervision during their Integrated Science paper.

But in a statement from the Jubilee House, the President, while condemning the unruly behaviour of the students, said he believes they deserve to be given a second chance.

He, however, directed the Ministry of Education to engage the GES to reconsider its decision on the 14 students.

“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 view that dismissal alone is enough punishment, and will serve as enough deterrent against future acts of indiscipline.

The statement from the Presidency added that “the president believes 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.

It, however, concluded by saying “all other punishment imposed by the relevant authorities should remain in place”.

8 Comments
  1. Anonymous says

    Yes, the president has pleaded so let’s listen to him. The behavior of the students is unpadenable but as father for all he needs to intervene.

    1. Anonymous says

      l think he is right but the future of the students is matter . He aleast forgive them and allow them to write finish . l please the president to have mercy on them . They are your children

      1. Anonymous says

        Nana Akufo Addo you do all, you have to be allow to govern till the time you will be call by the Almighty God

  2. Anonymous says

    In fact this petition alone from the president made me know that he is indeed the father of all Ghanaian children and he want the best for them all.may God bless him

  3. Anonymous says

    When you hav a good leader, you should appreciate him, the president has shown that truly he is a father, children offend their parent, that doesnt me we will throw them away, am so proud of my president, good bless your good heart, God will surly see you through,

  4. Abena says

    When you hav a good leader, you should appreciate him, the president has shown that truly he is a father, children offend their parent, that doesnt me we will throw them away, am so proud of my president, good bless your good heart, God will surly see you through,

  5. Anonymous says

    Indeed the president has shown that he can really lead Ghana and he deserves to lead and truely he will lead again. God really bless him and he will never loose hope in leading the country.

  6. Anonymous says

    My warn is that every final year students should remain calm during and after the exams

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