The Ghana Education Service has reacted to the surge of indiscipline in some Senior High Schools in the country.
This followed reports from the various schools where issues of indiscipline acts were recorded due to fallouts from writing the Integrated Science examination paper on Monday, August 3, 2020.
The GES in a statement issued on August 7, 2020, and signed by the Director General, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, noted that Management condemns all the acts of reported indiscipline.
The statement said the GES has taken actions such as dismissal from their schools and are also barred from writing current examination in the school against Nicholas Cobbinah, Kardimeil Suapim, and John Kwofie of the Sekondi College.
In addition, senior prefect Simon Ameyibor, Thomas Anokye, and Juliet Amoakowaa of Tweneboah Kodua Senior High School; Emmanuel Ashiangmor, Peter Sissi, Ameka Nyamitse, Shadrack Daitey, and Alfred Attiso of the Battor Senior High School.
The statement added that Solomon Brako, Albert Agyekum, and Robert Inkoom of Juabeng Senior High School are to leave the various school compounds.
According to the GES, that will serve as deterrence and ensure that life and property are protected in the schools.
The statement also demands that students who are in schools where destruction of school property occurred are to be surcharged for the full cost of the damage.
It added that, results of the students will be withheld till have fully paid for the cost of items destroyed.
According to the Director of the GES, Thomas Anokye of Tweneboah Kodua SHS and Joseph Andoh of Sekondi college and Evans Yeboah of Kade senior high technical school should be interjected and barred from invigilation in their alleged role in the incidents.
The GES calls on all to report acts of vandalism to be reported to security agencies for follow-up actions.
The statement further stated that the Examination centre at Bright SHS, a school in the Eastern Region has been derecognized and thus moved to Ofori Paynin Senior High School.
The statement concluded that the punishments are without prejudice to sanctions that may be meted out by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
“These measures are necessary to ensure that students appreciate the significance of good conduct and discipline in their actions”, the statement said.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com