The former Deputy Communication Director of the Coalition of Concern Teachers -Ghana, Mr. Norbert Gborgbortsi has decend on the authorities of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Ministry of Education and Human Rights Activists as being behind the indiscipline attitude exhibited by some WASSCE Candidates in the ongoing examination.
Officials of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) supervising the ongoing WASSCE examination were attacked by students of Bright Senior High School at Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region on Thursday over strict invigilation.
A journalist with the state-owned Daily Graphic was also beaten by the students during the melee.
The Kukurantumi incident is one of many such happenings. So far, students of Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School and Juaben Senior High School, both in the Ashanti Region; as well as their colleagues at Ndewura Jakpa Senior High Technical School in the Savanna Region, have rioted over strict invigilation and the difficulty of the exam questions.
Commenting on the matter, Mr. Gborgbortsi wrote on his Facebook wall on Friday August 7 that, “The human right activists, the ministry and the GES are the architects behind this conducts.”
“I think we should be applauding this children for exhibiting exactly what was expected from them after turning them against their own teachers in the various schools.”
He also caution Teachers that, “if anyone promise you of protection to instill discipline please its a trap, don’t fall for it cos no association will come to your rescue when they turn against you. Let them do that with the law enforcement agencies.”
He added that, “Soon this children will start beating up their parents, our Directors, the Ministers and everyone because their understanding of life is different from how we see it, probably we called for it.”
He, however, appealed to the authorities not to sanction such students at the time they are writing their exams.
“Please, psychologically it is not good to reprimand a student at this hour, allow them to write in peace and not in pieces because the declaration of the results will also bring its own woes.”
Suggesting ways of dealing with the rising indiscipline in schools, he noted that, “Decoupling politics from our Education system is the way to go.
We can’t also bring up a child with someone’s culture being the basis.”
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