Chairman of the National Council of Parents and Teachers Association of Ghana(NCPTA), Alexander Danso, says, government should be blamed for the misconduct of students who demonstrated against the setting of WASSCE questions outside government procured past questions.
Government through the Ghana Education Service procured 400,000 set of past questions and answer booklets from the West African Examination Council for distribution for the first batch of the students under government’s Free Senior High School policy to prepare for their examination.
But Some aggrieved final year students in Southern Ghana were spotted on social media demonstrating their frustrations at WAEC for setting questions outside of government’s procured past questions.
Speaking on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East Mr. Danso, said, the students’ demonstration was apt since government failed to meet their expectations.
“Why would they do so, if you teach me where to read towards my exam and I do so, and at the end of the day nothing of what you taught me comes what do you think I should do to you. The students have the right.
I personally disagreed with the very beginning that the government set to procure such past questions for the students. People by then called me names and some even tagged me of doing politics but now, I hope we all can see. It is sad, to say the least.”
Mr. Danso, reiterated that, the country’s educational sector need to be re-positioned from politics in order to avert future occurrence of such misconduct by students.
“Any serious student who relied on past questions will always fail. It was a wrong approach by the government, now the past questions they were even given, I learned that nothing came from it. I’m very much worried, look, last year from 2017 to 2019 we were in Bolga, we toured all the regions and we know what is happening but if you talk they will say you are either against the government or seeking your personal goals. More of this will happen if care is not taken.”