President of the Republic of Ghana, HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, has, in a press release, directed the Minister of Education, Hon. Mathew Opoku Prempeh to engage with GES to rescind its earlier decision of banning 14 students from writing their WASSCE.
The president’s directive has become necessary because a cross section of Ghanaians including the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa had considered GES’ sanctions as too harsh and counterproductive.
Last week, the country’s highest decision making body for pre-tertiary education dismissed and subsequently handed a WASSCE ban to some 14 students of some selected senior high schools in the country for gross disrespect towards the president and for vandalizing school properties.
However, the president, through the Minister of Education, has asked GES to reconsider its decision.
According to the press release, the President believes these 14 students deserve a second chance in life and their dismissal was enough punishment for these kids.