Seasoned journalist, Kweku Baako has disclosed that some Headmasters of Senior High Schools in the country failed to register their students for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
Over 300,000 final year SHS students began their WASSCE on Monday, July 20, 2020.
The final year students named ”Akufo-Addo graduates” are the first batch of students to have benefited from President Nana Akufo-Addo’s free SHS program
The President wished them best of luck prior to the exams.
Kweku Baako, speaking on Peace FM’s ”Kokrokoo” on Wednesday, July, 22, has dropped a shocking surprise on some school Heads revealing that some students have missed the WASSCE because their headmasters and mistresses didn’t register them although they qualified to write the final exams.
“There’s one particular school where about 607 candidates were not registered. There’s another one, 281 were not registered. In fact, the figures is building up to about 10000 in all…It’s a serious matter. They have collected the students’ money. Their signed list given to the GES is available, their names are there. They (school Heads) have received all the free SHS logistics. They receive the money and logistics in the name of these students on their signed list but yet they’ve not registered them,” he bemoaned the action of the school Heads.
He however refused to mention names of the schools but stressed the appropriate authorities are handling the issue and the names of the Heads will soon be made public with sanctions accompanying the names.
I want the authorities to do a full disclosure. And I’m sure, what I’m told, the full list will be published, the names will be published; that is the Heads and indeed possibly they will be surcharged for what they’ve done.”