The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has forgiven the banned fourteen (14) SHS students, as he directs the minister of education to allow them write their WASSCE exams.
It would be recalled that some final year Senior High School students were banned from writing the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, due to their gross misconduct and indiscipline. Below is the copy of the dismissal letter.
According to a press release, received by Ghana Africa News, from the Communications Directorate, Jubilee House, President Akufo-Addo, has directed the Minister of Education, Hon. Opoku Prempeh to engage the Ghana Education Services (GES) to reconsider the banned decision.
In the press release signed by the Director of Communications, Office of the President, Eugene Arhin, the President Akufo-Addo said, even though the acts of indiscipline undertaken by these 14 students cannot be tolerated in the society, dismissal alone is enough punishment.
“Dismissing the students will serve as enough deterrent against future acts of indiscipline”, the statement added.
In the statement, it was noted that, the students deserve a second chance as everyone, hence the students should be allowed by GES to take their WASSCE final examinations. “ All other punishments imposed by the relevant authorities should remain in place”, Akufo-Addo added.
Below is the press release:
In response to this directive, a tweet sighted by Ghana Africa News, from Gabby Otchere-Darko, cousin of Akufo Addo, noted that Akufo is a compassionate father who forgives his children. “Yes the kids have erred, but let’s not kill their future. Allow them to write their exams”, he added.
Gabby Otchere-Darko added that the key to students’ future in their education, but the door to their future will be determined by the colour & quality of their own character and attitude to life.
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