The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has added its voice to those who believe the decision of the Ghana Education Service to 14 bared final year SHS students from writing their WASSCE 2020 is too harsh.
Hon. Ablakwa, a member of parliament was among the first group of people to complain about dismissing and barring students by the MoE and GES after the completion of investigations.
The NUGS a student association has also petitioned the leadership of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to take a second look at its decision and to review its harsh punishment given to the candidates.
The Ghana Education Service announced the dismissal of 14 final year SHS students on August 7t because of the misconduct and indiscipline act they took part in their various schools and examination centres.
Although the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) condemning the bad manners displayed by the students, it called on the GES to reduce the sanctions so that the students can join their colleagues to write their examinations.
In the statement of the (NUGS) sighted by NewsGhana24.com, it said
“Such acts contradict the values and principles of the Union; the Union unequivocally condemns any act of indiscipline on our campuses thereof. Such acts of indiscipline have no place in our institutions of training and should not be coming from students who are being trained to be the future leaders of this country”
The union added that the “dismissing the students from the schools and barring them from continuing with the examinations which they have already started is too harsh and should be reconsidered”.
It further called on the education service to think of other alternative punitive measures for the students instead of barring them from writing the Examination.
National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) advised the Free SHS final year students writing the WASSCE 2020 to obey the rules and regulations governing the WAEC examination and desist from all manner of actions and activities that amount to examination malpractices.
It also called on them to observe all the COVID-19 protocols. “We also entreat all students to not rely on supposed leaked papers; prepare adequately and you will excel”, the statement added.