President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has instructed the Ghana Education Service (GES) to re-examine its decision to ban some 14 dismissed senior high school students from writing the ongoing West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
A statement issued Sunday by Mr Eugene Arhin, Communications Director at the Presidency, said the President had directed the Education minister to engage with the GES to reconsider its decision because the dismissal of the 14 was itself enough punishment that would serve as deterrent to others.
The statement said President Akufo-Addo was of the view that even though the acts that led to their dismissal were intolerable, everyone deserved a second chance in life.
The President, the statement said, was hopeful that the GES would allow the students to take their final examinations as scheduled.
“Indeed, all other punishment imposed by the relevant authorities should remain in place,” the statement quoted the President as saying.
The GES last Friday dismissed 14 final year students who allegedly caused chaos and destroyed properties in their respective schools at the onset of the ongoing WASSCE.