President Akuffo Addo directs Education Minister to engage GES

President Akuffo-Addo has asked the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reconsider its decision to ban some 14 final year students from partaking in the ongoing West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).IMG-20200809-WA0011

He has also directed Minister for Education, Matthew Opoku-Prempeh to engage with the Ghana Education Service.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Communications at the office of the President, Eugene Arhin and issued on Sunday, August 9, 2020.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo has directed the Minister for Education, Hon. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh to engage the GES to reconsider its decision to ban some 14 dismissed final year senior high school students from the ongoing WASSCE”.

The President in the statement said that even though the acts of indiscipline undertaken by the students are intolerable, students should be allowed by the GES to take their final examinations as scheduled.

The statement said the President believes that everyone deserves a second chance in life adding that, he was hopeful the students will be allowed to take their final exams.
The statement further said all other punishments imposed by relevant authorities should remain in place.
“Indeed, all other punishments imposed by relevant authorities should remain in place”

By Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com

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