The Management of Bright Senior High School apologizing for the unfortunate incident during the conduct of Social Studies has debunked media reports that its Proprietor Bright Nyarko Amponsah encouraged students to attack WAEC Staff supervising the exam at the school’s centre.
The non-profit-making organization responsible for the conduct of the WASSCE for School Candidates in a statement accused the Mr Bright Nyarko Amponsah of instigating an attack on its invigilators when the students were writing the Social Studies paper.
But, a media release issued by the school said both the proprietor and the teaches were not present during the chaos.
“For the avoidance of doubt, none of the teachers of Bright Senior High School was allowed to partake in the invigilation of the Social Studies examination on 6th August 2020,” the statement said.
It said its teachers who doubled as invigilators left the examination centre after the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) decided to change them.
The statement also said the private security men stationed at the examination centre “prevented the principal from entering” even at the time he attempted to visit the centre to restore calm.
According to the release, the commotion broke out when a student reportedly retaliated a slap by an invigilator who claimed the boy was cheating. A female student claimed her answer sheet was torn apart over a similar suspicion.
The school said in view of the decision of the WAEC officials to prevent the teachers or principal access to the examination centre “the principal and the teachers could not have assaulted or instigated the students to assault the WAEC officials as is being reported.
On the school’s comment on a video footage in which the principal is seen storming out of the exam centre, Head of Communications at Bright Senior High School, Dr Isaac Asare, said the scene was filmed after the examination when Mr Amponsah had gone to find out what had happened.
“Again, the proprietor could not have asked the students to stop writing because the exam was over anyway,” he said.