Teacher Union Boss Takes On Mahama Over Accusations Of Cheating During 2023 WASSCE

Teacher Union Boss Takes On Mahama Over Accusations Of Cheating During 2023 WASSCE

  • A teacher union’s President has reacted to former President John Mahama’s accusation of widespread cheating during the WASSCE
  • In an interview on Asempa FM, he urged politicians to refrain from using the WASSCE for partisanship
  • The Ministry of Education earlier responded to the same comments about purported cheating in the 2023 WASSCE

The National Association of Graduate Teachers President Angel Carbonu has fired back at former President John Mahama’s accusation of widespread cheating during the 2023 WASSCE.

Carbonu further challenged Mahama to provide data to back his claims of cheating during the exam.

NAGRAT responds to Mahama
Mahama suggested that some invigilators helped students in answering questions. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

In an interview on Asempa FM, Carponu urged politicians to refrain from using the WASSCE as a political football.

He instead said they should focus on addressing the challenges in the education sector.

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Education Ministry fires back at Mahama over accusations of cheating during 2023 WASSCE

Mahama suggested that some invigilators helped students in answering questions during the WASSCE.

The Ministry of Education responded to the same comments and criticised the former President.

Alan Kyerematen promises to review Free SHS

Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has expressed his views on the Akufo-Addo government's flagship education policy, Free SHS.

The now-independent presidential candidate for the 2024 elections said the Free SHS policy is good but needs to be reviewed.

According to him, no matter how great the policy is, it has been running for seven years, so reviewing it would only be appropriate if he becomes President.

Mahama also said he would review the policy within the first 100 days of office if he won the 2024 election.

Free SHS is safe under the $3 billion IMF bailout

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta assured that the free SHS programme would not be affected under the $3 billion IMF programme.

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Ofori-Atta gave the assurance on Thursday, May 18, 2023, during a press conference organised by the IMF and the government of Ghana.

He said that the programme with the Bretton Woods institution protects the vulnerable in Ghanaian society.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with YEN.com.gh. Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email: delali.adogla-bessa@yen.com.gh.

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