The candidate whose name was not mentioned said he refused to sit for the Saturday WASSCE Asante Twi in respect to keep Sabbath holy as an Adventist. He said, two other church members in his school boycott the Saturday examination.
The final year Senior High School (SHS) student in an interview with the Accra-based Asempa FM monitored by GeorgeWeb said “I did not write, it was Asante Twi and I refused to sit for the paper because I believe in my beliefs. My Church has beliefs and I’m sticking to it. Our Church petitioned the President but the petition was successful. For now, I can’t write Asante Twi and If I will have to write that paper it will be Nov/Dec”
The Adventist speaking further said ““I don’t see any other subject as superior to the other. If it were core Maths or Integrated Science I still wouldn’t have written the paper. I will never write any paper on Saturday going forward. Anything that will destroy my observance of the Sabbath I will never do it. In my school, we are three boys who didn’t take part in the exams. There are other Adventists who took part in the exams.”
According to him, some people (Muslims) wrote the paper on Friday adding that “It is their belief and it’s my belief so if the papers were scheduled for Sunday, I will have written it but on Saturday, my belief system tells me to never risks the Sabbath day”.
The candidate on behalf of his Church urged the Government of Ghana and the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) not to conduct an examination on Saturday for Adventist students to observe Sabbath day and keep it holy.