WASSCE: Candidates clash with invigilators at Akyem Kukurantumi

BY: graphic.com.gh

Some candidates of the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination at the Bright SHS in Akyem Kukurantumi have clashed with invigilators over alleged intimidation.

The Swift intervention by armed Police personnel from Akyem Tafo and Some BNI officials helped restore calm Thursday morning.
According to the students, the special deployment of external invigilators supervising the examination have been very strict, disallowing them to even go out to urinate. The students say the situation is affecting them psychologically hence are unable to write the exams.
Meanwhile tension is similarly building up at Only Believe Senior High Technical School, a private school also in Akyem Kukurantumi over similar alleged intimidation.
Little over 1,000 candidates are sitting the exams in the school. Some of the students on Wednesday protested against the situation, and on Thursday they went berserk after the Social Studies paper and deflated the tyres of a car with registration number AS 1471 -X belonging to an invigilator identified only as Mr. Acheampong.
Mr. Acheampong who is a registration officer in the ongoing voters register allegedly abandoned his invigilation post.
The private schools are alleging the deployment of too many invigilators to their schools has political undertones. They believe it is an attempt by government to make private schools unattractive to discourage patronage by students not happy with quality of education in public schools.
Source: Starr.com.gh