Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has been petitioned to intervene in the dismissal and barring of some 13 final year SHS students from partaking in the ongoing WASSCE for School Candidates.
The Ghana Education Education (GES) in a statement dated August 7, 2020 announced the dismissal and barring of 13 final year SHS students from partaking the national examination due to their indiscipline acts.
The Non-governmental organization Child Rights Internation (CRI) in a statement said “it believes that any disciplinary measure that undermines the best interest and welfare of students, as provided for in the Children’s Act 560 should not be countenanced”.
The NGO condemning the act of the students also said the ban by the Ghana Education Service (GES) in particular, is “too harsh and has the potential to cause irreparable harm to their future”.
It has consequently called on the Education Minister and Member of Parliament for the Manhyia South Constituency, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh to intervene in the matter knowing the high office he occupies.
The Executive Director of the NGO, Bright Kweku Appiah said: “we also appeal to the Director-General of GES, to reconsider the decision and recall the students to sit for their remaining papers while they take appropriate steps to discipline them so that their future is not put into jeopardy”.