2020 WASSCE: Teacher in police grips for giving apor to candidates

2020 WASSCE: Teacher in police grips for giving apor to candidates

- Police are investigating a teacher who aided students to cheat in the ongoing WASSCE

- The GES said the teacher, who is in the Eastern Region of Ghana, has also been indicted

- Over 313,000 students are writing this year’s WASSCE exams across the country

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The Eastern Regional Police Command is investigating the teacher who is alleged to have provided answers to some students in the ongoing West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

According to Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the police are currently looking into the matter and the GES is assisting the police.

He also noted that the teacher who was arrested has been granted bail by the police but the GES has also indicted him.

2020 WASSCE: Teacher in police grips for giving apor to candidates

GES boss, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa Source: Facebook/Ghana Education Service
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Prof. Opoku-Amankwa further stated that initial investigations by the GES revealed the teacher was dictating answers on his phone to students.

"The school officials and WAEC officials immediately reported him to the police," Opoku-Amankwa said.

Touching on the ongoing exams, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said the WASSCE has been interesting and exciting so far.

"Generally the schools that we go, the students have comported themselves." he said.

The WASSCE began on July 20, 2020 and commenced amid concerns about health protocols in place to ensure containment of the spread of the novel coronavirus.

In all, the students are sitting for 60 subjects, made up of four core and 56 elective subjects.

It will last for a period of five weeks.

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The subjects cover seven programmes offered at senior high school, namely General Arts, General Science, Business, Agricultural Science, Visual Arts, Home Economics, and Technical Skills.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that several Ghanaians have engaged in a heated debated on whether or not the WASSCE should be cancelled for the 2020 batch.

These different opinions were triggered by a question posed by YEN.com.gh that read, "Do you think this year's WASSCE should be cancelled due to COVID-19? Why?"

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