Minister cautions students to shun exam malpratices

The Minister, Professor Naana Jane  Opoku-Agyemang and her entourage on their way to the exams hall

The Minister, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang and her entourage on their way to the exams hall

have the tendency to put their future and lives in jeopardy.

“Indeed, I have the confidence that you have applied yourself diligently to your studies, have used your time judiciously and ready for this examination, having prepared adequately,” she stressed.

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang urged the candidates to put in their best saying “I wish you raise your spirits and remain strong while cooperating with your supervisors and invigilators to ensure a serene atmosphere throughout the period of the examinations.

She said the ministry and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) had put in place stringent measures to avert any examination malpractices.

About 40 candidates sat for the History Paper at the Presbyterian Senior High School (Presec).

The Ghanaian Times observed that the Minister and Deputy Minister for Education, Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, together with some officers of the ministry and the Ghana Education Service paid a visit to the school yesterday.

Other schools that were visited included, Accra Girls High School and West Africa Senior High School.

As at approximately 8 a.m, candidates of the three schools were seated waiting for the examination to commence at 8:30 a.m.

Materials for the examination from the WAEC were delivered on time to facilitate a quick start of the three-hour paper under a serene atmosphere.

The headmistress of the Presec School, Lady Queen Asiedu-Akrofi, said her school would strictly adhere to instructions from the WAEC, adding “we have impressed upon our students not to carry foreign materials to the examination hall or engage in any activity that could mar the process”.

She was optimistic that her school would perform well due to the adequate preparation made towards this year’s examination, adding “our students are always prepared enough to write the WASSCE therefore we do not compromise examination rules but we rather ensure strict compliance”.

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