The Ghana Education Service (GES) has condemned the misconduct of students of the Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School in Greater Kumasi after destroying the school’s properties with reasons best known to them.
A source information to GeorgeWeb indicated that, headmaster of the Kumawu-based Tweneboa Kodua SHS was “too strict” in his invigilation making the environment uncomfortable for the candidates.
The WASSCE candidates in a viral video accused the headmaster of contributing to their failure saying “he wants us to fail, he wants us to score F9”.
However, the Director-General of GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa in an interview with the Accra-based Joy FM monitored by GeorgeWeb said the students had no right to vandalize school property and request the removal of the headmaster for being strict in his invigilation during the examination
“I don’t think the students have that right. We don’t solve our problems through violence. So if they have any grievance, they have to channel it through the right processes but not vandalize government property unduly”
The Director-General furthered that “Past questions doesn’t mean that you have to have in detail exactly what is in the past questions. It prepares you, gives you an idea of the things that are likely to come, the pattern of certain questions, how to answer them and the past questions that we gave them were actually something that we worked with WAEC such that it included the Chief Examiner’s report that gives comments on how students answer questions; the ones that they answered well, the ones that they did not answer well and then things to look out for when you are answering your questions,”
Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa condemning the act of violence also allayed reports by students that they were asked to solve past questions as it will be repeated in the WASSCE.