Education

Final-year JHS & SHS students in trouble with this GES directive

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has issued a circular to all regional directors of education to report any criminal acts by final-year students in junior and senior high schools for police investigations and subsequent prosecution.

According to the Service, after enrolling for the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) and the West African Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations, children have a higher likelihood of absenteeism (WASSCE).

Some of the applicants are accused of refusing to attend courses on a regular basis, while others are accused of engaging in “undesirable” behaviors such as drug usage, bullying, wearing inappropriate clothing, using cell phones, and apparent disdain for school norms and regulations.

 

“This is an act that the GES deems to be a severe transgression by students,” the GES stated in a circular published on Thursday, June 9 by Director-General Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwaa.

 

Deboardinisation, writing examinations under police/parent escort, and ejection from the exam hall to write the papers should be meted out to defaulting students, according to the report.

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