WASSCE 2020: 3 SDA students refused to write Twi exam on Saturday

WASSCE 2020: 3 SDA students refused to write Twi exam on Saturday

- Three final year students of the Agona Senior High Technical School failed to write their Twi paper on Saturday, August 8, 2020

- According to them, it would have been against their religious beliefs and doctrines

- As Adventists, the Sabbath day was a holy day that must it be kept

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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that three final year students of the Agona Senior High Technical School (ASTECH) in the Ashanti region failed to write their Twi paper on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

According to them, it would have been against their religious beliefs and doctrines as Adventists to have taken the paper.

Speaking in an interview with the Accra-Based Asempa FM, they said they would rather register and sit for the paper in WAEC's November-December exams.

WASSCE 2020: 3 SDA students refused to write Twi exam on Saturday

WASSCE 2020: 3 SDA students refused to write Twi exam on Saturday Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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One of the students said he was standing by his faith even if it would go against him.

Per the Adventist belief and doctrines, the Sabbath day was a holy day that must be kept as quoted in the book of Exodus, 20:8-11

Meanwhile, an elder of the SDA Church at Agona in the Ashanti Region, Kwabena Amofa Akuoko commended the students for their boycott.

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In other news, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has taken back its decision and directive to prevent the 13 students who were initially barred from writing the ongoing WASSCE to write.

The GES' decision follows the intervention by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

A statement sighted by YEN.com.gh as issued by the GES said the students are to be allowed into examination centres to write the papers with their colleagues.

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