SHS Riots: NUGS to embark on ‘Discipline Campaign’


The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) says it will embark on a ‘Discipline Campaign’ to educate Senior High School (SHS) students on the need to uphold the culture and values of discipline.

This follows the dismissal of fourteen (14) West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) candidates from their various Senior High Schools.

These students were also barred from partaking in the ongoing WASSCE examinations a result of the violent acts they exhibited in their schools due to strict invigilation and social distancing in exam halls.

A statement sighted by UniversNews, indicated that NUGS is going to conduct a sensitization exercise in partnership with the Ghana Education Service and other relevant stakeholders.

According to the Union, the rationale behind this initiative is to forestall future occurrences of such indiscipline acts in the educational institutions.

“The Union shall take steps to partner the GES and other relevant stakeholders to embark on a “Discipline campaign” to educate and sensitize our high school constituents on the need to uphold the culture and values of discipline and also to forestall future occurrences of such indiscipline.” part of the statement reads

The statement which was signed by NUGS General Secretary, Edem Divine Kwadzodeh appealed to managements of the schools and Ghana Education Service to request “other punitive measures for these students and allow them complete their studies and examinations.”

NUGS  however described as “harsh” the punishment meted out to the perpetrators and called for a reconsideration of the decision.

The Union argued that it believes “the punitive measures should be meant to reform recalcitrant students, and not to have consequences  that may jeopardize their educational futures.”

Full statement below

GES dismisses 14 students; bars them from continuing with WASSCE

Fourteen (14) West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) candidates have been dismissed from their various Senior High Schools and barred from partaking in the ongoing WASSCE examination.

This follows violence in Senior High Schools over strict invigilation and social distancing in exam halls.

From the Sekondi College, the affected students include Nicholas Cobbinah, Kardlemeil Suapim and John Kwofie.

In the Tweneboah Koduah Senior High School in the Ashanti Region, Simon Ameyibor who happens to be the Senior Prefect of the school, Thomas Anokye and Miss Juliet Amoakowaa were dismissed.

From the Juaben Senior High School, the affected students were Solomon Brako, Albert Agyekum and Robert Inkoom.

Battor Senior High School also had Emmanuel Ashiangmor, Peter Sissi, Ameka Nyamitse, Shadrack Daitey and Alfred Attiso being dismissed.

Story by: Eli Djomekou

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