An immediate release dated 9th August 2020 confirms the decision of the president, Akufo-Addo. There were rumours that the president has ordered for the lift of the ban on the 14 students who verbally assaulted him.
The president believes everyone in life deserves a second chance, so are these 14 students.
The Ministry of Information released;
“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has directed the Minister for Education, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, to engage the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reconsider its decision to ban some fourteen (14) dismissed final year high school students from taking the ongoing West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Even though the acts of indiscipline undertaken by these students are intolerable, acts which have led to their subsequent dismissal from school, President Akufo-Addo is of the firm view that dismissal alone is enough punishment, and will serve as enough deterrent against future acts of indiscipline.
The president believes that everyone deserves a second chance in life, and is, thus, hopeful that the students will be allowed to by the GES to take their final examinations as scheduled.
Indeed, all other punishment imposed by the relevant authorities should remain in place.”
The release was signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications from the Office of the President.
President Akufo-Addo directs Minister for Education to engage GES on WASSCE ban for dismissed final year SHS students