Gomoa Dawurampong (C/R), April 11, GNA – Headteachers of Senior High Schools (SHS) in Gomoa West District, have been cautioned not to prevent candidates of this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) owing school fees, from writing the examination.
Mr Aidoo-Mensah , the District Chief Executive (DCE), issued the directive when he and Ms Florence Inkoom, District Director of Education, visited schools in the district to ascertain progress of the ongoing WASSCE.
He said preventing some children in the district, who were owing fees, from writing the examination could jeopardise their future.
The DCE said warned that ‘students must not be made to suffer because of the irresponsibility of their parents, who are expected to pay school fees.’
Mr. Aidoo-Mensah asked the headteachers to allow the candidates to write the examination so that later a way could be found to collect the fees.
The DCE and the District Director of Education visited Apam SHS where 1,160 candidates made up of the three-year and four-year the SHS programme were writing the examination.
At Gomoa Dawurampong Senior High Technical School, 730 candidates were taking part in the examination and at Gomoa Mozano 889 candidates were writing the examination .