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WASSCE 2020: Hormones Change Cause Of Indiscipline Among Students – Ex- Education Minister


Some SHS students
Former Education Minister under erstwhile Mahama administration, Hon. Alex Kyeremeh has identified the root cause of indiscipline among students in some Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country following recent incident where candidates of the ongoing West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) insulted the President of the land and destroyed schools’ properties.
“They are adolescents and sometimes during this stage, a lot of hormonal changes take place when you are with them at home. So they can do abnormal things”, the former Minister stated on Opemsuo FM.
Hon. Alex Kyeremeh who was speaking in relation to the punishment meted out to this year’s WASSCE candidates described the students conduct as unfortunate and called on all well-meaning Ghanaians to condemn such distasteful acts.
“This is not something we should entertain among the students. It is not good to insult anyone”, he pointed out during a telephone conversation with Nkwantananso Morning Show host, George Opoku Mensah Aguddey.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) last Friday, August 7, 2020 dismissed 14 final year students who allegedly used unprintable words on the President and destroyed properties in their respective schools at the onset of the ongoing WASSCE.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has also instructed GES to re-examine its decision to ban the students from writing the ongoing WASSCE in GES centers.
A statement issued on Sunday, August 10, 2020 by 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.
Source: Opemsuo.com/Kwabena Danso-Dapaah

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