Police arrest headteacher who incited WASSCE students against invigilators

Police arrest headteacher who incited WASSCE students against invigilators

- The proprietor of Bright Senior High School in Kukurantumi has been arrested

- He was arrested on Friday, August 7, by CID officials

- None of the students have been arrested

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The 2020 edition of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Ghana has seen a number of negative incidents.

Some of the final year students have been involved in riots and violence across the country because they claim the exams are difficult and supervisors are not allowing them to cheat.

The latest development happened on Thursday, August 7, 2020, in the Eastern Region when some students from Bright Senior High School at Kukurantumi attacked invigilators and a journalist from the Daily Graphic newspaper.

Police arrest headteacher who incited WASSCE students against invigilators
Police arrest headteacher who incited WASSCE students against invigilators Source: Graphic.com.gh
Source: UGC

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The students are alleged to have been incited by their proprietor to attack the exam supervisors and the journalist.

Final-year students of Bright SHS were on a rampage on Thursday, August 7, and beat an external invigilator in the WASSCE and a reporter with the Daily Graphic, Emmanuel Pacome Damalie.

Reports say the students were angered after the external invigilator resisted their attempts to engage in exam malpractices.

The latest update picked up by YEN.com.gh indicates that the proprietor has been arrested by the police to assist with investigations.

Meanwhile, the body that organised the exams in Ghana, the West African Examinations Council, says it has also been investigating to get more details as to what exactly happened and prescribe appropriate sanctions.

All the victims of the students' violence have since been treated and discharged.

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Notable schools that have recorded such developments include Tweneboa Kodua, Ndewura Jakpa, Juaben, Mim, Adanwomase, Ekumfi Ameyaw, and Tamale Senior High Schools.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the July 2020 edition of the Africa Webometrics Rankings has listed the University of Ghana as the best university in Ghana and West Africa.

In the rankings, the university also placed 15th with respect to the best African universities.

YEN.com.gh understands that the July edition of the rankings was determined with the help of indicators received during the month.

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