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Exam Malpractices; Sacking Teachers Is Not Enough, Prosecute Them

The Ghana Education Service (GES) is being urged to go a step further to ensure criminal prosecution of the 11 teachers, it has interdicted because of their involvement in malpractices during the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Kofi Asare, Executive Director of African Education Watch, says, interdicting the offenders’ teachers does not go far enough, they should be prosecuted, to send a powerful message to everybody out there that they are not going to get away with cheating in examination.

Examination malpractices needed to be criminalized to make that a disincentive to both teachers and students.

The 11 teachers interdicted include Isaac Mborichie (Nchumuruman SHS – Oti Region), George Brobbey Fosu (Tuobodom SHS – Bono East), Emmanuel Anim Agyapong (JEA Mills Basic School – Greater Accra), Reuben Aninakwa (Chemunaa Basic School – Greater Accra), Jephter Kwame Nkrumah (Nii Kojo Ababio basic school – Greater Accra) and James Smith Kodua (Sempe Basic School – Greater Accra).

The rest are Theophilus Gyima (Dansoman ‘4’ Basic School – Greater Accra), Edith N. Owusu (Bedieso M/A Primary – Ashanti Region), Frank Amponsem (Awarade Basa M/A JHS – Ashanti Region), Stephen Erskine (Obuasi Anglican SHS – Ashanti Region) and Johnson Boakye Ansah (Adu Gyamfi SHS – Ashanti Region).

Their interdiction was based on a report by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

According to a statement issued by the Ghana Education Service, all of the 11 teachers, admitted when they appeared before a committee set up in Accra to go into the allegations of examination malpractices brought against them, to acting in breach of the code of conduct for staff of the Ghana Education Service.

“In view of that, Management directs that the appointment of the officers be terminated from the GES in line with Section 4.3 (IV) as contained in the code of conduct for staff of GES.

Since the termination of appointment requires the endorsement of the Ghana Education Service Council, the officers should be interdicted forthwith pending the final determination of the matter by the GES Council which will be communicated to you in due course.”

The statement added that Management was of the strong conviction that since it was a major misconduct, the implementation of the sanction would act as a deterrent against other staff of the GES.

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Emmanuel Anim Agyapong GES George Brobbey Fosu Ghana Education Service Isaac Mborichie

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