Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare has petitioned the Electricity Company of Ghana to give some four Senior High Schools in Lower Manya & Yiko Krobo, including Krobo Girls electricity amid WASSCE for School.
“Four SHSs in Lower Manya & Yilo Krobo, including Krobo Girls, Makrosec etc have been without electricity for one week now because of your krobo feud; but 2022 WASSCE has started,” he said a post sighted by AcademicWeek.
Kofi added that “Some SHS may not have their carpentry practicals today because of no electricity. We beg you, don’t extend your feud to our SHS. Give them light NOW, or else we hold you responsible for their WASSCE performances.”
In a related story, the Ghana Education Service following the ongoing International examination has been asked to dismiss teachers who double as invigilators for the WASSCE should they be involved in examination malpractice.
EduWatch Director who made the appeal in a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek said the usual suspension metered to invigilators who engage in examination fraud is not enough to curb cases of malpractice in WASSCE.
“We have some highly motivated groups of teachers who simply won’t give up exam fraud because of the business case. I urge the Ghana Education Service to dismiss any teacher found to be involved in examination fraud/malpractice.
Suspension does not deter enough. Dismissal or Removal from the Service in accordance with 4.3 (IV) (V) of the Code of Conduct serves a better demotivation, considering the profitability of this multi-million cedi business,” Kofi stated.
According to the Director of the Africa Education Watch (EduWatch), the inertia of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) to prosecute Senior High School (SHS) teachers found guilty of examination malpractice is a worrying situation.
“The weakest link, for now, is the prosecution inertia by the Ghana Police Service. Almost a year after the numerous petitions and arrests, we are yet to see a single prosecution commence for 2021 WASSCE,” the EduWatch staff noted.