The Organizers of the ongoing WASSCE for School Candidates, (WAEC) has announced the relocation of examination centre at the Bright Senior High School (SHS) in Kukurantumi to Ofari Panin Senior High School, following a recent attack on its staff and a journalist leading to several injuries.
This comes after the proprietor of the Kukurantumi-based private Senior High School (SHS) allegedly encouraged his students to attack the WAEC officials and reporter with the Daily Graphic.
According to the Newspaper, the candidates got upset after the external invigilator resisted their attempts to cheat in the examination.
However, the non-profit-making organization in a statement copied to GeorgeWeb said it had decided to relocate the examination centre to a more secure place to “ensure the integrity of the examination and safeguard the lives of persons associated with the conduct of the examination”.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has also pledged to take legal actions against any individual “involved in compromising the integrity of the examination in any manner” in future incidents.
The Council in the statement encouraged all the hardworking supervisors and invigilators monitoring the conduct of the national examination to continue to be vigilant and carry out their duties diligently and without fear.”
In a related story, Mr Bright Amponsah, the proprietor of Bright Senior High School (SHS) has been arrested by the Ghana Police Service for allegedly instigating an attack on the examination officials.