The Ghana Education Service ahead of the forthcoming conduct of the 2022 national and international examinations has cautioned JHS and SHS final year students to desist from misconduct could prevent them from taking the exams.
In a communique sighted by AcademicWeek, the management of the Education Service said its attention has been drawn that some 2022 BECE and WASSCE students are consistently not attending classes after their registration.
“GES attention has been drawn to the fact that some Junior and Senior High School form three (JHS3 and SHS 3) students consistently refuse to attend school and classes after registering for their BECE and WASSCE,” it stated.
Describing the situation as major misconduct, GES said some of these truant students engage in drug dealing, bullying, wearing unprescribed attire, use of mobile phones on school campuses, and blatant disregard for school rules and regulations.
Students who do not refrain from the misconduct, the Ghana Service has said can be desalinized, write their final examination under police or parent escort or be denied from partaking in the impending WAEC examinations.
The management has consequently entreated heads of various government schools to report any criminal or indiscipline acts of students to the Ghana Police Service for further investigations and subsequent prosecution.
According to Ghana Education Service (GES), prospective candidates under Police investigation during the administration of the BECE or WASSCE will be allowed to write their subject papers under police escort.
For prospective students with disciplinary issues in their school, the management of the Education Service indicated they can only come to the West African Examinations Council examination centre accompanied by their parents.
Per the 2022 examinations timetable released by the non-profit-making organization (WAEC), Junior High School (JHS) students will sit for BECE on October 17, 2022, and WASSCE for Senior High School students on August 1, 2022.