ACCRA, Aug.7 (Xinhua)-- The Ghana Education Service (GES) on Friday dismissed 14 final-year students and interdicted three teachers over various acts of indiscipline in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
A statement signed by Kwasi Opoku Amanakwah, director-general of the GES, said the dismissed students were also banned from the current examination, while the teachers were referred to security agencies for further investigation.
Opoku Amankwah also said that the GES condemned all the unruly behaviors and that the students who had damaged property in schools would be surcharged.
These measures are necessary to ensure that students recognize the significance of good conduct and discipline in their actions, according to the statement.
Final-year students writing the ongoing WASSCE in some senior high schools across the country staged protests against social distancing protocols issued by authorities and what they described as strict supervision.
The GES directed that all acts of vandalism and other criminal acts carried out during student protests should be reported to security agencies for further investigation.
The actions of the students have received widespread criticism from various sectors including teacher unions and civil society. Enditem