Former Minister for Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned the actions of some WASSCE candidates vandalising school property over strict invigilation, social distancing in examination halls and the worst insulting the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu condemning the act of violence said students vandalizing school property and raining insult on President Akufo-Addo is insubordination that must be condemned.
He added that “Education is not just about passing examinations, it is more about shaping good character”.
The former Education Minister comments come after viral videos of some WASSCE candidates mourning their failure surfaced on social media, in a video sighted by GeorgeWeb, a student was seen insulting President Akufo-Addo and later urging him to award them with some marks.
In another video some claimed none of what they learnt was featured in the examination, adding that they could not answer the WASSCE questions.
Students vandalising school properties are of the allegation that invigilators are too strict on their supervision, and the social distancing in their sitting in the examination hall which is 1.5 meters is not making the environment comfortable for writing the final examination.
Meanwhile, the Head of Public Relations of WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, in an interview monitored by GeorgeWeb said the Council has arranged for candidates to sit 1.5 meters apart to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
However, the prospective candidates believe that all these measures by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) are to make them score F9 and fail the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).