WASSCE candidate pierces eye of invigilator

General News of Friday, 12 April 2013

Source: Daily Graphic

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A candidate in the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been arrested for allegedly piercing the eye of an invigilator with a pen.

The suspect, Amewu Acouley, a student of the Catholic Senior High School in Obuasi, is said to have struggled with the invigilator, Collins Adu Frimpong, before piercing Mr Frimpong’s right eye.

Mr Frimpong was invigilating the Integrated Science Paper II at the centre when the incident occurred.

According to the Obuasi Divisional Police Crime Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police Mr Kwabena Otuo Acheampong, Acouley had been remanded in police custody pending investigations.

He said before the commencement of the paper, the teacher, as usual, carried out routine checks on the candidates to find out whether any of them was carrying a foreign material into the examination hall.

After the checks, Mr Acheampong said, the candidates were asked to go into the hall to write the paper, adding that after just five minutes, Acouley asked for permission to go out.

He added that Mr Frimpong refused to allow Acouley to go out because it was against the rules of the examination to allow a candidate to move outside the examination hall during the first 30 minutes of the examination.

Mr Acheampong said the suspect became aggressive and started struggling with the teacher, in the cause of which he pierced the teacher’s eye with the pen he was holding.