The Ghana Education Service (GES) has sent away 14 students who are believed to have caused chaos at the Bright Senior High school destroying property. The 14 were final year students taking the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The protests have seen the West African Examination Council has relocated the examination center from Bright SHS to the Ofori Panin SHS. The West African Examination Council has said that it will punish teachers and students who will riot in their institutions. According to WAEC: “The Council strongly condemns the behavior of the proprietor and candidates of Bright SHS as reported and wishes to caution that such unruly behavior contravenes Section 8 (1) of the WAEC Act, 2006 (Act 719) which frowns on and sanctions acts of assault on examination officials.
“In order to ensure the integrity of the examination and safeguard the lives of examination officials (Supervisors, Invigilators, and WAEC Officers) assigned to the center, the Council has decided to, in the interim, relocate the center from Bright Senior High School to Ofori Panin Senior High School effective Saturday, 8th August 2020.”
An official from the GES who was assaulted by the rioting students and her phone taken away has had her phone replaced by the school.