The general public and The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have condemned the acts of lawlessness that have taken centre stage in second cycle institutions.
The (GCBC) has spoken against the attitude of students and their decision to destroy properties on the campuses. The unfortunate incidents erupted during the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
In a statement by the Bishops’ Conference, they indicated
“We condemn in no uncertain terms this show of disrespect for authority, even going to the extent of insulting the President of the nation; the attacks on some heads of institutions, teachers, staff of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and journalists, resulting in varied degrees of injuries suffered by the victims. These unfortunate incidents are very disheartening, to say the least,”
President of GCBC, Most Rev Philip Naameh, called on all the major stakeholders in education and law enforcement agencies to take the needed steps to ensure all perpetrators are dealt with in accordance with the laws of Ghana to deter like-minded persons.
The GCBC also called on all final year students writing the WASSCE 2020 to remain calm, concentrate on their examination, and stop putting their hopes on so-called leaked examination questions.
“We would like to remind our dear students that there is no shortcut to success but only through hard work and discipline. We also urge them to desist from all forms of lawlessness and disregard for authority,” it stated.
Whiles, they condemned the acts of lawlessness, the GCBC also encourage the people of Ghana to set good examples for the youth to emulate instead of encouraging them to take actions and decisions that put them at a higher risk.
It said the canker of violence that was gradually creeping into the society should be of great worry to all people of peace and goodwill, stressing that “the earlier we nip this in the bud, the better it will be for us.”