- The NPP has called acts mock question with Nana Addo's 'all-die-be-die' comment as absurd
- The GES has also condemned the act, saying it woould probe and take actions
- The regional education director in the district has also condemned the act and called for probing
The NPP has described the acts of the people who set the politically tainted mock examination question for Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in Pusiga as absurd and irresponsible.
He added that there is no need for students to be dragged into any political agenda for any reason.
Condemning the act, the Deputy Communications Director of the NPP, Perry Okudzeto, in an interview Class News, It is absurd and irresponsible for anybody to drag pupils, who are going to write an exam, into frontline politics and try to indoctrinate them with political propaganda.
He noted that those behind the question have done more harm than good to the pupils, since the politically tainted question deviates from set standards of the West African Examination Council (WAEC). He called on society to stand up to and correct such acts since if not checked it would development in the country.
In a related development, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has condemned the politically motivated mock exam question set for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in Pusiga.
This comes after a section of the media on Friday reported that Question 18 of the English paper asked the candidates to choose from a set of possible answers, the one which was nearest in meaning to the word CANVASSED as captured in the sentence: “Nana Addo, popularly known as ‘all-die-be-die’ canvassed for votes.”
The Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service, Rev. Jonathan Bettey in an interview with Class News has condemned the act and hinted that the GES will investigate the matter to prevent a future occurrence.
Rev. Bettey noted that the question does not even fall in the standard criteria of questions by GES standards and that WAEC will not set any question in this form for candidates to answer. He hinted that it is a district mock question.
He noted that the GES in investigating will call the district director to find out why such a question and then take actions afterwards. He added that all other districts would be warned to refrain from such acts going forward.
The act has also been condemned by the Regional Education Director,Janet Kawia, who said the act will be probed.