The Ghana Education Service (GES) has interdicted a Senior High School (SHS) teacher in the Eastern Region for dictating answers to candidates during the conduct of WASSCE, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has disclosed.
The Director-General speaking in an interview with an Accra-based radio station monitored by GeorgeWeb said further investigation into the incident has commenced by the Ghana police and Education service.
“An unfortunate incident which may have come to the attention of the media is that in one of the schools in the Eastern Region, a teacher was caught dictating something suspected to be answers to the WASSCE questions on his phone to candidates in the examination hall”, he said
Prof. Amankwa who refused to mention both the name of the Eastern Region Senior High School and teacher said persons associated with the conduct of the examination reported the interdicted teacher to the police.
“Am told that he has been given bail but I have asked that he should be immediately interdicted, whilst we investigate the issue”, he added.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Madam Cassandra Twum Ampofo admonished Regional/District Directors, supervisors and invigilators to ensure the conduct of the 2020 WASSCE for school examination are malpractice free.
The Service further urged candidates to abide by the rules of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) adding that their misconduct could lead to cancellation of the entire or some subject results.
Prof. Opoku-Amankwa commenting on the ongoing national examination said “so far on the rounds it’s been very interesting. “Candidates in all the schools that we have visited have comforted themselves”.