All Must be informed that the president’s directive seeking to allowing the dismissed candidates to writing the ongoing WASSCE is summarily needless. By the rules of WAEC no dismissed or suspended student is prevented from writing the exam. If a student is registered with WAEC, it becomes a binding contract between WAEC and that student, and that, nothing serves as basis for barring that student from writing the exam. There are enough precedents to allude to in this regard.
In fact, as far as WAEC is concerned, not even non payment of school fees is enough grounds to bar a candidate from sitting for a registered subject.
It is in view of the above that many, like myself, find it startling for the president of the republic to have directed the GES to allow the dismissed students to continue writing the ongoing exams. With or without that directive, the dismissed students were going to continue writing the rest of the papers.
Indeed, many have attributed the disturbances following the end of the core Science paper lastweek on the needless politicization of the Free SHS policy. Many well meaning Ghanaians concluded that the students misbehaved in that manner because of the utterances of some political figures in government.
Obviously, the president still considers Ghanaians as knuckleheaded and dumb to have known something as basic as the above. I find it difficult to concur with those who have submitted that he may have given that directive as a result of ignorance or wrong briefing from his advisors!
The politicization of education must end with the experience from the fallouts from the conduct of WASSCE 2020!
Observing with keen interest as a CITIZEN!