The Ghana Education Service (GES) has expressed disappointment in students of Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School (SHS) in the Ashanti Region for destroying school properties after writing a ‘tough science paper’.
The students went on rampage after the said integrated science paper, destroying some dining hall tables and chairs including serving pans to express their anger over the tough paper.
According to them, the supervision on them during the examination was very strict, coupled with social distancing to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In a video, they alleged that their authorities want them to have F9 in their examination, therefore destroying the school’s properties.
Speaking in an interview on Joy FM, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa,”I don’t think the students have that right. We don’t solve our problems through violence. So if they have any grievance, they have to channel it through the right processes rather than to vandalize government property unduly”.
He added that,“Past questions doesn’t mean that you have to have in detail exactly what is in the past questions. It prepares you, gives you an idea of the things that are likely to come, the pattern of certain questions, how to answer them and the past questions that we gave them were actually something that we worked with WAEC such that it included the Chief Examiner’s report that gives comments on how students answer questions; the ones that they answered well, the ones that they did not answer well and then things to look out for when you are answering your questions.”