- Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has expressed displeasure and disappointment at unacceptable practices by some final students at select few institutions
- According to him, vandalising school property and insulting the President was the height of indiscipline and insubordination
- He added that education is not just about passing exams, but is more about shaping good character
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Over the last few days, there have been countless reports of happenings in various Senior High Schools across the county.
The issues ranged from rioting as a result of difficult examination questions, destruction of school properties as a result of 'extreme' social distancing, as well as insults being rained on President Akufo-Addo.
The former deputy education minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has expressed displeasure and disappointment as a result of these socially unacceptable practices by students in a select few institutions.
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, the North Tongu legislator said, "Vandalising school property and insulting the President because you are not pleased with your exams must be the height of indiscipline, insubordination and disrespect which must be condemned by all".
He added that education is not just about passing exams, but is more about shaping good character.
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Ghanaians could not have agreed more with the former minister of education.
Governor Agboli said these students are those who woefully failed their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE):
"Those are the students who failed woefully in the BECE, but were enrolled in SHS because it's free. They naturally are not brilliant and should have gone and learned skilled trade SHS rather."
William Minta Wiafe believes that was a good message:
"Good message. Ghana first, political parties second. A mindset change in the right direction."
Princepaul Nana Agyapong believes it is a wake-up call:
"I totally concur with you sir but I think some of these behaviors are just a wake-up call that we’ve lost it all when it comes to discipline in our educational system."
Stephen Mubarik Atta said he made a honorable statement:
Jibreel Yussif Sharijie Yusuf admired the words that came from him:
"No two ways, you have ran far ahead of your peers, your transmission to statemanship is indeed increasing at an increasing rate."
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported, a video of some final year students at Sekondi College in the Western region abusing President Akufo-Addo because they faced difficulties in their examination.
In the video shared by Kwesi Aduamoah, the group of boys is seen and heard raining insults on the first gentleman of the land because they could not write the examinations they sat for.
One of them is heard saying the president should award them with marks they clearly did not work for.
Another is heard reminding the president about the fact that he is also in his final year and looking forward to people to push him forward.
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