Gomoa Dawurampong (C/R), April 10, GNA – Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, Gomoa West District Chief Executive, has instructed headmasters in the district not to prevent any student from writing the on-going WASSCE because of the non-payment of fees.
Mr Aidoo-Mensah gave the instruction when he and Ms Florence Inkoom, District Director of Education, visited the schools of the district to find out how the WASSCE was being conducted.
Mr Aidoo-Mensah said the examination held the future of the students saying preventing the children from writing the examination could jeopardise their future for good.
‘Students must not be made to suffer because of irresponsible behaviour of their parents who were expected to pay their children fees,’ the DCE said.
‘You will not be fair to the students if you do not allow them to write the examination,’ he stressed.
Ms Inkoom appealed to the heads to allow the students to write the examination and a way would be found to sort things later.
The DCE and the District Director of Education visited Apam Senior High School (SHS) where 1,160 students made up the three-year and four-year course duration were writing the examination.
At Gomoa Dawurampong Senior High Technical School, 730 students from the two groups were writing the examination and at Gomoa Mozano, 889 candidates were writing the examination.
The examination was progressing smoothly during the visit.