WAEC explains why it has refused to release the BECE of results of 20 A.Z Preparatory School students

WAEC explains why it has refused to release the BECE of results of 20 A.Z Preparatory School students

- WAEC has given the reason for its refusal to release the results of 20 students of A.Z Preparatory School.

- According to its head of Public Affairs, Agnes Cudjoe, WAEC is appealing the decision of an Accra High Court with regard to the matter

- A stay of execution which WAEC applied for has, however, been dismissed by the court.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has revealed the reason behind its decision to hold on to the results of 20 students of A.Z Preparatory School.

Speaking in an interview, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of WAEC, Agnes Cudjoe, stated that its lawyers are appealing the case.

“What I know is our lawyers are appealing the case,” she said on Thursday, September 14, 2018.

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WAEC's Head of Public Affairs, Agnes Cudjoe Source: Ghanaian Times
Source: UGC

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A stay of execution which WAEC applied for has, however, been dismissed by the court.

The candidates in question are graduates of the A.Z Preparatory School, a Teshie-based school in the national capital, Accra.

According to authorities of the school, they presented 40 candidates for the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

After the release of results, however, WAEC withheld and subsequently cancelled the English Language results of 20 of the candidates.

The affected candidates therefore WAEC to the Human Rights court in Accra, and on July 4, 2018, the court ruled that the results be released but WAEC refused to heed to the ruling of the court.

The school authorities, in a petition to the media and copied to a number of state institutions including the presidency, lamented that WAEC is still holding on to the results.

“It has been over a month after that ruling but WAEC has been adamant in releasing the results which is not only putting pressure on parents and guardians of these children but also jeopardizing the future of these children,” they wrote.

WAEC has, however, said any issues the students face with the placement should be directed to Ghana Education Service (GES).

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