Reconsider ‘harsh’ decision to dismiss WASSCE candidates – NUGS to GES


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The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) on behalf of the 14 dismissed and bared final year SHS students have appealed to the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reconsider the harsh punishment given to the candidates.

The Education Service in a statement dated August 7, 2020, announced the dismissal of 14 final year SHS students who have currently been bared from partaking the ongoing WASSCE due to their misconduct and indiscipline act.

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) condemning the bad manners of the students has called the management of the Service to consider and recall them back to continue with their remaining papers.

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“Such acts contradict the values and principles of the Union; the Union unequivocally condemns any act of indiscipline on our campuses thereof. Such acts of indiscipline have no place in our institutions of training and should not be coming from students who are being trained to be the future leaders of this country”, it said in a statement copied to GeorgeWeb.

According to the Union “dismissing the students from the schools and barring them from continuing with the examinations which they have already started is too harsh and should be reconsidered”.

It urged the management of the schools and the Ghana Education Service to exact other punitive measures for these students and allow them to complete their examinations.

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That Union said it shall take steps to partner the GES and other relevant stakeholders to embark on a “Discipline Campaign” to educate and sensitize the high school constituents on the need to uphold the culture and values of discipline and also to forestall future occurrences of such indiscipline.

NUGS further urged all Senior High School students to obey their schools’ rules and regulations, avoid all forms of examination malpractices and observe all the COVID-19 protocols.

“We also entreats all students to not rely on supposed leaked papers; prepare adequately and you will excel”, it added

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